It is like
the “art” question
what if an artist
in their mind
for their own personal enjoyment
creating any physical pieces
would they still be
a true artist ?
do we really need
does a flower really need
to be a legitimate
Dew drops make
The spider web
That is rather lovely, I must say!
seem to re-appear
We come to the realisation that we don’t need to prove,
or praise, or parade our deepest feelings.
We are enough, and yet,
to kneel in wonder and reverence to the miracle of life,
Art is the way.
for breathing spaces
expression is a personal choice
sometimes beauty is
a wonderful accident
It’s a fabricated hierarchy
good… better… best
and separate from the rest
Live outside the box
sing like the wolves
dance like the grass
bake bread like the sun on a stone
paint because color is poring from your bones
write because words appear
speak because a current must flow
singing into the wind
enjoying small moments
First, the shot is beautiful with the dew on the spider web… In answer to your question (in the poem), I’d say “No”, but that’s because I tend to think of things like this as one of God’s creations to show us the beauty he has put before us. So many choose not to see it as that… which is okay. Not unlike thinking a person is dull or boring, until you get to really know them… Beauty is is the eye of the beholder, but I personally don’t think it makes us, or anything else “more legitimate”. :D
sometimes even distance
our own definitions
Clearly loves the last stanza, it got me thinking because I’m a flower person!
That’s an interesting question! I don’t think anyone needs another person to approve of what they create to call themselves an artist, but being artistic does seem largely about presenting something for others to enjoy too – or in some cases not! If it’s not spoken, drawn, painted, mimed, written, danced or created in some form, it almost may not exist, except in the mind of one. It would be a sad lonely kind of art, in my mind anyway, and a pity to never share it at all. :)
personal mirrors ?
P.S. I love the rainy cobweb picture by the way, a perfect art of nature! :)
Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
Leonardo da Vinci
But art is culture and culture is shared.
never shared ?
lost mental artifacts
lascaux caves’ genetic cousins
personal indecipherable codes
I like this poem! I had never really though of art like this. I have ideas for cartoons, ect, that float around in my mind for a long time before I put them on paper. Are they art in my mind? Interesting… anyway, thanks for liking my cartoon! :)
our minds developing
Without the physical or tangible, they can still be legitimate but a loss if it cannot be shared. That’s a really wonderful question you’ve posed.
smiling at bees
walking past people
smiling at me
When I was a child I used to wonder did we all see the world the same? When I saw a tree, was it exactly the same tree as you saw? Your post reminded me of that, and the world I ‘saw’ in my mind.
as a child
looking through one eye
right / left
All art starts in the mind. Whether it stays there depends on many factors. One thing though is if it gets out in the world it’s impact reaches farther. But what gets out is never quite what was in the mind to begin with. Not better or worse, just different.
No. As long as it’s meaningful to us. =)
Your posts always make me ponder on life. You’re creating deep thinkers with your work… Thank you.
This a quiet resonance
Just below..is it to be noticed..or enough