June 21, 2019

How to Be an Artist

Gratitude first, then curiosity spurred by wonder,
Gathering beauty until it overflows.
Precision spurs precision,
Detail detail, light light.
Polishing each facet of wonder,
Place the world in a small silver setting
And present it to itself.
Pause often to let the beauty flow clear.
Hush often to hear the silence fill up with silence.
Yet never stop, for the pausing is work,
The hushing is work,
The waiting is work –
As long as it fills and overflows again.

[Picture: Small Glass Bottles, rubber reduction print by AEGN, 2017.]
Poem by AEGN, 2017.

3 comments:

Rob Z Tobor said...

It's a fickle game art. But one I like . . . . .

Anne E.G. Nydam said...

Yay, keep it up! =)

Pax said...

I especially like the poem, crystalizing (like the glass bottles) how your Art is done. Thanks.