Saturday, July 29, 2017

eccentricity clouds the artist's creation

                                                                                  Attribution: Eden Hills
Image: A Flower Pot  (here)

“Art often isn’t [nice] though it scrubs the soul fresh”~ Jim Harrison
(Day 15) (here)

MLMM's the 11 of 12 given words:
foolish figment entangle  
willow-wacks (A wooded or uninhabited area)
eccentric hood glint need jump circle
myrmidon (n.)) a person who executes without question or scruple 
a master’s commands)

how foolish to view Art
without a figment of imagination as
one may get entangled in a web as 
mystifying as being in willow-wacks

though in many instances 
eccentricity clouds the artist's creation
but it is not hooded from view

it is there for all to see
it may seem without reasons 
and may be understood only by him

there is still a glint of hope
and a need not to jump to conclusion
the ancient masters had within them
a rare hold on a myrmidon who may
also later be a celebrated artist of fame

they group themselves into their own 
inner circles into known periods typified 
by a specific style and the Art World is all 
the more richer with their contributions

Jilly's Day 15 – Bathing in Art
MLMM's Wordle #166
Kerry's at Real Toad's - the tuesday platform

19 comments:

  1. Hi, Kaykuala! I've seen your name so many times on Pat Hatt's blog, so today I decided to hop over and visit yours. I am in awe of people who write poetry, because writing it scares the heck out of me. But I do enjoy reading it, and your poem creatively uses the words at the beginning. You definitely have to approach art with imagination, and sometimes I've been lost in the willow-wacks. What a great new word for me: "Willow-wacks." Have a great day!

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  2. Hi Hank ~~ After an art trip my imagination often runs wild. Thank you for putting this thought to print so nicely.
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  3. How true..one has to view art with imagination..with a soul!

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  4. Ah yes.. one needs imagination to able to appreciate good art!💖

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  5. Art is of course not a photograph but an impression on and of the artist's mind. The flower pot reminds me more of a genie's lamp here. Artistic impression is a great gift to humankind and is one of their best traits!

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  6. take a little side route in the mind and so much more one can see and find.

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  7. It's good to be open minded Hank! A fun write

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  8. And may be understood only by him... So true, Hank.

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  9. You have used some challenging words so imaginatively, Hank. Well said.

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  10. or her ;)Joking aside this is a really stunning invocation of the artist.

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  11. You opening simile is very strong in this poem, hank. You have the knack of bringing your wry humour to bear on many a subject.

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  12. they group themselves into their own inner circles...how very true of both artists and writers. An excellent view of an artist told with good humor.

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  13. I agree with you, Hank: it is 'foolish to view Art
    without a figment of imagination'.

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  14. I really dig this topic. This is my favorite part:

    "the ancient masters had within them
    a rare hold on a myrmidon"

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  15. It would be foolish, indeed, to look at art believing we know all it says... or, what it doesn't.

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  16. You opening simile is very strong in this poem, hank. You have the knack of bringing your wry humour to bear on many a subject.

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  17. A wonderful tribute to artists and those who buy art even if it doesn't match their couch. Yes, imagination!

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