Rothko Chapel // Red deepened by black red made deep by black
The Rothko Chapel Poem
John Taggart, from Loop
Red deepened by black red made deep by black
prolation of deep red like stairs of lava
deep red like stairs of lave to gather us in
gather us before the movements are to be made
red stairs lead us lead us to three red rooms
rooms of deep red light red deepened by black
in thist first room there is to be a wedding
we are the guests the welcome wedding guests....
... Tourists leave Chapel explosion of their talk
giggles of college girls "could you paint that?"
someone doubts Passion of the Christ is the theme
someone dislikes hearing about "blood paintings"
I know a woman who was married in the Chapel
the paintings turned out black in her pictures
blue sky humid afternoon it's Spring in Houston
underneath peeling blue sky I see this red sky
there are swallows darting over a shallow pool
flower beside pool tiny florets like bow ties
ground where the flower grows turns deep red
this ground that keeps turning deep red ground.
PHOTO FROM HOUSTON TRIP 2013 to ROTHKO CHAPEL