Escher's Questions

One hand holds a pen
That draws a second hand,
Which grasps a pen, in turn,
And seems to sketch the first —
A tiny, tidy loop
Of closed causality.

And yet: who bought the ink?
And from where streams the light
By which the hands are seen?
And whence the eye and mind
That do the seeing task?
Don't ask!

(cf. StrangeLoops (2007-10-06), ...) - ^z - 2015-05-08