Apotheosis

 

The Capitol Rotunda, circular hall, immense dome,

and at its eye, a massive fresco:

The Apotheosis of George Washington, the President

rising to the heavens. A dangerous vision –

above the people and playing at God.

 

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Known and Unknown

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A young boy seeing visions around him –

God in the window, angels in trees –

writing them into poems and painting them.

In life, pictor ignotus, considered likely insane,

knowing that imagination is human existence itself.

 

William Blake "Christ in the Sepulchre, Guarded by Angels"

William Blake “Christ in the Sepulchre, Guarded by Angels”