"The artist must pursue the truth relentlessly."

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"The artist must pursue the truth relentlessly."

Post  adverseaffects on Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:13 pm

"The artist must pursue the truth relentlessly."

When the eye doubles back behind the brain
There is an impression molded on the back of your skull
It floats, etched in water.

Please, sketch it down.
You'll forget it.

That thing no one else in the world ever saw
or will ever see.


It is rubbed away, the excess siphoned off
under the onslaught of the hose

in so much charcoal, in so much rusted pastels,
bleeding run off, diluting and fading away.
Try to get down as much as you can
before you forget.

The eye of the mind
knows a secret beauty
but it only knows it once.

If you want to catch it,
the way an artist does,
I imagine you'll pursue that still-frame of truth forever.


This one I like less than the other one I just posted, but eh, it's also extra credit poem with phrases taken from an art lecture.
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Post  TheBikloptiKon on Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:36 am

I don't think I've read all your works, but I have to say that I enjoyed this one the most. I mean, wow. Very Happy

The eye of the mind
knows a secret beauty
but it only knows it once.

So true! A sight/sound/smell could be duplicated but the original conditions where this feeling was experienced can happen only once. Very well done, I look forward to more.
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Post  adverseaffects on Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:23 pm

oh thanks!
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Post  FairyDust on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:56 am

This is lovely. I used to draw a bit when I was younger. And this en captures how I felt sometimes. I used to get frustrated because I knew that if I didn't draw or didn't have the skills to put onto paper or canvas what I wanted to and it was lost in moments never to be seen again.

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