Albrecht Dürer, Hare, 1502

This is a masterpiece, painted 510 years ago. The stillness, yet aliveness of the hare draw me in.

I never make haiku up, I write them direct from an observational moment in life. For me, this hare is the ultimate visual haiku; you couldn’t add to it in words for the last half a millenium, or the next.

Its eyes have a little fierceness to them, but it retains the hunted quality of a prey animal.

I wonder if, some days, I identify?

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Posted on April 19, 2012, in Art, Poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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