Yoko Ono’s Verses
Yoko Ono’s snippets of instructions is like poetry that paints a interesting mental picture, almost witty in a way. It vaguely resembles haiku (minus the limitation of 3 lines) in that it furnishes a mental image in the readers mind.
PAINTING FOR THE SKIES (1961)
Drill a hole in the sky. Cut out a paper the same size as the hole. Burn the paper. The sky should be pure blue.
SNOW PIECE (1963)
Think that snow is falling. Think that snow is falling
everywhere all the time. When you talk with a person, think
that snow is falling between you and on the person.
Stop conversing when you think the person is covered by snow
PAINTING TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN YOUR HEAD (1962)
Go on transforming a square canvas in your head until it becomes a circle. Pick out any shape in the process and pin up or place on the canvas an object, a smell, a sound, or a colour that came to mind in association with the shape.
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