On visiting Crystal Bridges

crystal bridges

On visiting Crystal Bridges

crystalline reflections
streak across the windows
cathedral tall
curved yet linear
piercing the water’s surface
with gothic arch of sunlight

temple bells chime
at the opening
of each elevator door
stainless steel
reflections of natural beauty
against the unnatural arc
of polished silver

bridging culture, space and time
held in tension
against the beams
of dark wood
and bright sunlight
reflecting the blue Ozarks sky

*** Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas – truly a remarkable collection of American art from colonial portraits to current artists housed in a stunningly beautiful building by architect, Moshe Safdie, built in a picturesque Ozarks hollow. http://crystalbridges.org