The Golden Ratio
It starts with scribbles
and spins into an empty circle —
with two dots and a small arc,
the marks say someone.
Arms and legs may be depicted
sprouting from the head,
or, from a vertical line,
defining the body
With more circles, more lines,
more dots of various size,
a family is drawn.
A big blob colored yellow radiates lines like limbs.
A family must have a place to live,
so a squarish shape is made. With a door. A window.
A chimney with smoke.
What’s a home without a tree? A blue sky?
Grass to connect us to the ground?
Flowers bloom into bloated hearts
and names on paper. Stars. 3-D Boxes. Eyeballs.
We doodle hair-dos, clothes, guns and cars.
The golden ratio,
and one, two, three-point perspective
emerge from fancier tools.
Symmetry assumes importance —
abstraction with allusive hues,
From “I can’t draw a straight line,”
to eyes that follow you around the room.
How do they do that?