3 DECEMBER 1954, Page 19

Piazza San Marco

Here if you seek philosophies you find

Your usual clearcut notions have been dulled. Your thoughts will bask among reflections and Cerebral-definitions will be filled.

With tangible adornment. Be all eye.

Watch how the campanile masks the sky Yet gives you much more hope of sun behind, See how the horses gallop silently And to no end. Set firmer thinking by.

Water and stone are all that you can use As metaphors.

Kings in other times built structures which Could bear caprice of sculptors, but you have Only thin thoughts, no faith that you can touch.

there is so much

that separates those motionless proud horses

From minds that only move through words, through verses.