Tag Archives: struggle

Swimming in the bottle

All of man, all of man, all of man. Who can be man of all, man of all and Yet not man of himself, he who swims In this bottle of mirth, daily drawing Down the birth of its opening … Continue reading

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Wonder

Cherry blossoms like snow falling lightly, Like your tears dampening a shaded patch Of the green grass where we lie wondering Why clouds cannot simply stop their going. All of the images at once appear in symphony. The cool wind … Continue reading

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White is a color

    Cotton. Snow. The cat’s belly of soft down. Almost looking into the sun round. A paper to write upon. Lace round the edges of her panty. The distance between us at just some stupid golf event. All the forms … Continue reading

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Inversion

   When she did not cry under the bridge As death circled overhead in great spiral Of black pumiced vitriol.. I knew her. When the waves came in threes collapsing Upon her mango lycra in tumbling fury, She beat her … Continue reading

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Environmental Choices

Mark Rothko writing in his book, The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art,  “Mark Rothko” Yale University Press.  New Haven and London.  2004. On man and his environment (in relation to art): “Man’s adjustment to his environment may be of three … Continue reading

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Take Five

Three riffs Sax lays the top Drums pedunk the center Bass thumps the bop Heartbeat is fundamental you. Listen in stillness new Is it you? Steady the course in blue Rippity rip sets the days Determines colors in waves Blue … Continue reading

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Only in the work is the art.

The essay below denotes rather brilliantly the true struggle of the artist. To live, unfettered by life itself. To escape the thing of the thing, so to speak, and just write what we are given to write, paint, draw, compose … Continue reading

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