Circling the Square
A golden block of blocks
– a detail from a lovers’ quilt
in Klimt’s Partial Fulfilment –
lodged itself on the wall behind my eye.
The after-image lurked,
– like the golden mean
that gives hidden form
in nature’s beauty –
until I refabricated Klimt’s painted quilt,
then circled this square of squared shapes
with rows of more blocks,
an echoing green
of browns and beiges,
silvers and pieces of gold.
Framed by these banded rows,
couched in an inner frame
of curved pathways that fold back on themselves,
the mounted image shines
as a clovered centre of accomplishment.