The World Suddenly Divided

Tiny Hand Painted Landscape (3" x 3") by Quinn KelloggHorizon 
by Billy Collins, from The Art of Drowning

You can use the brush of a Japanese monk
or a pencil stub from a race track.

As long as you draw the line a third
the way up from the bottom of the page,

the effect is the same: the world suddenly
divided into its elemental realms.

A moment ago there was only a piece of paper.
Now there is earth and sky, sky and sea.

You were sitting alone in a small room.
Now you are walking in the heat of a vast desert

or standing on the ledge of a winter beach
watching the light on the water, light in the air.

 

Fine Art Paintings from Quinn Kellogg (Etsy)