Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Making art (Day 342)

Making lingering art
a public dream 
of dark bars and 
sleeping ghosts and 
mystical gifts. 
The fine raw 
humming energy 
arising from 
the work itself 
the fatal selfishness 
of creating  
of giving  
and the unexpectedly 
selfless grace 
of taking 
time and energy 
to receive 
the finished work. 
Without the one
the other would fail.
Without the other
the one would 
never have been.  

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image: Pot Pourri, 1897 (oil on canvas) 
by Herbert James Draper; private collection
via Wikimedia Commons

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