Sunday, March 30, 2014

Each man's life is a drawing...

Each man's life
Is a drawing-
Planned, but taking on
A life of its own.

Line.
Shape.
Value.
Texture.
Color.
Perspective.

With many
Searching lines,
False starts,
Erasures,
Light, nervous impressions,
Deep, dark lines of
Frustration and fear.
Sweat drops
Tears.

The pencil moves
Into the unknown void
Of the white paper
With satisfactions,
Disappointments,
Always fears-
Some little,
Some big.

Moving towards
Finality,
But never finished.
Moving into accomplishment,
Never accomplished.
Groping for perfection,
Never perfect.

Finding joy
In the movement,
When the object is forgot
As object.
Finding reality
In the real
When the real is forgot.
Finding pleasure
In the process
When the end is forgot.

Viewed with pleasure
And disgust.
Viewed with love
And not-quite love.
Viewed with unsettled peace
That is both peace
And disquiet.


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