parsing art – John Yau, wow

by richibi

Jackson Pollock - "Number 1 (Lavender Mist)"

Number 1 (Lavender Mist) (1950)

Jackson Pollock


in the introduction to my Coursera poetry
class, the professor read out this poem
that just blew me away, the chaos of
inspiration, he compared it to the works
of Jackson Pollock



830 Fireplace Road

When aware of what I am in my painting, I’m not aware
When I am my painting, I’m not aware of what I am
When what, what when, what of, when in, I’m not painting my I
When painting, I am in what I’m doing, not doing what I am
When doing what I am, I’m not in my painting
When I am of my painting, I’m not aware of when, of what
Of what I’m doing, I am not aware, I’m painting
Of what, when, my, I, painting, in painting
When of, of what, in when, in what, painting
Not aware, not in, not of, not doing, I’m in my I
In my am, not am in my, not of when I am, of what
Painting “what” when I am, of when I am, doing, painting.
When painting, I’m not doing. I am in my doing. I am painting.

John Yau


psst: listen to my professor read it, at
15:05 on the introductory video,
just click