Vitruvian Man

Establish the navel as centre;

Nobody will question

Head over heels:

Humans were designed as

Cartwheels.

Out-stretched arms

Equals ascertained height

Disguised as twenty-four palms.

Vitruvius saw the significant truth

Vinci subtly dismissed the ruth.

 

The spread eagled male

Can never escape

Circle and Square;

The definite sphere.

Muscles and bones protracted in space

Parts of the Universe:

Skeletal wonders of sombre anatomy.

 

From womb to curtains

He gravely presents

Proportions of Man

 

From ‘Persona Grata e Non Grata’

 

©HMH, 2012

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