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Friday, June 13, 2014

il gatto with nine lines

The Most Amazing Cats of Guido Vedovato!
See them here:  

In her blog Stelladilatta of 11/7/2013,  GIO writes:  "Guido Vedovato was born in 1961 in Vicenza. Self-taught, he began his artistic cariera in 1970, is a naive painter and sculptor. Its ...."

Guido Vedovato in his studio
CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikipedia

I first saw Vedovato's work today in Fireblossom Friday: The Art of Guido Vedovato at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, where the prompt is to write a poem inspired by his art.  His cats are unlike any I have seen before.  Go and look at them!  Here are my impressions:

il gatto
with nine lines

The solidity of its rising
over city scapes and its settling
into landscapes and rabbit barrows

Its weightiness hollowing welcome
from sofa and chair cushions, soft laps
and cardboard boxes—its hair blessing

Trees praise its loyalty; and a bird
dares charm it with song, training its tail
to dance snakelike in fields and hedgerows

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