"Special Forces" by Van Thanh Rudd
Art opens inward
The generous spirit of the heart.
Art widens the eyes,
Then seeks you within it.
Rigid and hot,
It needs freedom, faith
To consider where it’s taken you,
Like dipping your mind’s brush
Into the cleansing water,
Thoughts swim, breathing like fish.
Now given to, submerged,
Bathed in the shape of it,
What wrangles your soul?
If you find your breath full...
Think not of the artist’s truth,
Think but of your own;
(Spirit and the heart of hope weep and question why.)
© 2007 mrp/thepoetryman