Everything Starts from a Dot

This poem was written for an audience of designers at the Bauhaus University, Germany. We were asked to explore the nature of dots and lines using any medium.  It came to me as I watched rain drops slide down the huge curved windows of the old Bauhaus studio where the Masters had worked.

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Everything starts from a dot.
Wassily Kandinsky

The waterdrop is a dot, the rain is a line.

The shooting star is a dot, its tail a line.

The seed is a dot, a tree is the line.

The bulb is a dot, light is a line.

The dot is a kiss, the line your spine.

Everything starts from a dot.

We start as dots, live as lines.

We meet as dots, part as lines.

And end as dots.

Everything ends in a dot.

A dot in Space, a dot in Time.

Space is the Dot, Time is the Line.

They first published it up here with pictures and a German title 

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