Poem of the Week 46

Strictures at an Exhibition
pace Mussorgsky

Don’t touch,
Don’t crowd,
Don’t talk too loud,
Don’t push,
Don’t stall,
Don’t hug the wall,
Don’t gawk,
Don’t mope,
Don’t grasp the rope,
Don’t rush,
Don’t glare,
Don’t stop and stare,
Don’t blurt,
Don’t whine,
Don’t break the line,
Don’t slurp,
Don’t chew,
Don’t block the view,
Don’t drift,
Don’t nap,
Don’t take a snap—
All clear?
Then start.
Enjoy the art!

—Dan Campion