An image of a herd of bison running
from horsemen twenty thousand years ago
is painted on the cave walls at Lascaux --
it clearly shows a hunt, and ancient cunning.
Now paintings are of much more abstract scenes --
a spattering of brilliant cadmium hues
was sold for millions, making headline news;
while making millions wonder what it means.
Yet if out of this wonderment we find
new meanings using our creative urges,
(though what we come up with sometimes diverges
from the meaning that the artist had in mind)
then we who live in anonymity,
in viewing art, share in creativity.