Art Sontz: “Poet”

SSSIn 1991, my beloved father in law, Art Sontz (1917-2006), completed a course in poetry. He was required to use a famous poem as a model.  Dad found a short one and then “went to work.”

The Red Wheelbarrow

by William Carlos Williams

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens

SSSHere is Art’s poem:

Its Paint is Peeling

by Arthur Sontz

   its handles are
broken

its paint is
peeling

its covered with snow-white
shit

from those
chickens

Arthur Sontz

         Caricature of Art Sontz.
  Art Sontz sitting for caricature.