Response to Poem: "Nude Descending a Staircase" by X. J. Kennedy

My first reaction is of excitement because I find Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2" to be some of my favorite Modernist (Cubist) artwork. It was rejected by the Cubist art community, wasn't it? Well, no matter.

And what a wonderfully playful poem to match a playful piece of art. The rhyming of the poem works well with the motion of the art. A very visual poem, the last line "collects her motions into shape" creates a scene in my head of exactly that moment in time if this poem were to be put into motion.

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