Thursday, May 31, 2012


                                                                      Guitar 1932 Pablo Picasso
Image:1  The Cubism form
(Picture: Courtesy of d'Verse)

Image:2  Guernica 
(Picture Credit : Google images from Wiki)

Fragmented objects
Cubism, overlapping,

Bombed out Guernica 
Picasso in his quest to
depict a war zone

Exhibited in
many places and brought home
on Franco’s demise

Pablo Picasso Quotes:

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
Everything you can imagine is real"

Written for d'Verse FormForAll


  1. I am a great fan of your last quote. Indeed, I think it's time I made it my mantra.
    Like your second Haiku very much.

  2. very literal take on cubism in the first plays well off the art of it in the second hank....everything you can imagine is that much...

  3. Nice tribute to work of Picasso ~

    I like this quotes a lot ~

    Thanks for sharing Hank ~

  4. Love the poems and art, but the quotes are the bomb; especially the Einstein one!

  5. Dave
    Given that mantra, it's no wonder he accomplished so much.

    He gave a lot for us to ponder

    Thanks, obviously he is genius

    The quotes revealed his intellect. He is great!


  6. correction,a typo - Brian not Brain


  7. Wow those quotes hit home!
    I guess we all see art differently.
    Very nice tribute to Picasso :)

  8. remaining an artist once we grow up..ah...that is difficult cause we start to filter and to think too much...great take hank

  9. Yeah there is a war going on there indeed, sometimes my eyes have no idea what it is, but it is there.

  10. I love how you took inspiration of the subject matter straight out of my article "On Free Verse, Picasso and Yachting" - the Cubist painting of the guitar, Picasso himself, Guernica - and then used the principles in the article to formulate your three haiku into free-verse-that-isn't. An all-around, resounding success.

  11. I thought this was very successful too. I, also, used Picasso for my model and inspiration. Picasso hated war and the idea of war. He remained neutral and lost friends over WWI. In fact, although Braque didn't die, the war killed their friendship and collaboration on cubism for all intents and purposes. So Guernica was a message sent to his homeland, I believe - about senseless war, and horror. So indeed it was a quest. I appreciate how well you managed this challenge. I love the minimalism in haiku and yet as these are not in the oriental manner only form, the Japanese themselves would call them free verse. Kudos.