Thursday, March 17, 2016

Art (poem)

Russian piano - Art (poem) brokenbreadandsmallfish.com
A way
an attempt
to express the things 
that cannot be expressed
to capture
what cannot be captured
feelings that have no words

and art
always falls short

like me
following You

But still must try 
like I must follow You
though I know I cannot
without falling. 

Oh - 
but when I fall
I fall 
at Your feet
and see Your hand
always 
reaching out to me
(Your hand on my head
as You lift me yet again)

art
(and I)
will always
fall short
of the goal

but still expresses more 
than if it had never tried

and we fill in the blanks
understand in our souls
feel what is missing
fill in the empty spaces
in the painting
the things left unsaid
in the song
not captured
unfixed...
but
present
there
all around 
enveloping

we know what it is
in our souls

You
You 
You

Linking up with Velvet Ashes at The Grove where the theme this week is "ART"

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6 comments:

  1. I don't know if you meant it this way, but when you wrote "we fill in the blanks," I imagined "we" as God and I creating together. Love these beautiful words, Michele.

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  2. ooo, Leslie, I hadn't thought of that - but I LIKE it - it totally goes with what I was trying to say. When I said "we fill in the blanks" - I meant exactly what you just did - you filled in more meaning - hope that makes sense. I like the way you filled in and I'm keeping that meaning, too, because - it fits. "God and I creating together" - yes!

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  3. Beautiful. Thank you. I want to save this poem so I can come back to it.

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  4. I love reading how you bring each week's theme to us in poetic form :). Thank you Michele.

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