sAyingsometHing

Art, poetry, digital art, photography, criticism and essays.

8 Mar 2008

this is not the art

This is the art
this is not the art
This is the art
this is not the art
Could you//
take my//
prints for//
sale
Do you//
have frames?//
How much//
do you// take?//

I like your abstracts//
email me//in 2 months

Okay//
Great//

I am not the Internet
I am the Internet
I am Japan
I am Russia

May I whoreship at the high church of capitalism?
This is the art
not the writing of it
not the painting nor
the dancing of it
A fine art by happiness
this art of doing
I am driving to Plymouth

Plymouth doesn't own me,
It owns capitalism

As you read
this poem you become
aware you are reading it
and this is the art
not the poem

when you made your coffee this morning
you made the art
not thinking

I went to the theatre
on Tuesday February 2nd
walking there was the art
not the drama

I am an alien in my own land
Our culture is any culture
Our art is our first steps
to doing, undoing knowing
by this art happiness
by this we seek each other

6 Comments:

  • At 12:24 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Best poem I read today. :)

     
  • At 1:03 pm , Blogger crescent said...

    Thank you :-)

    Simon

     
  • At 2:11 pm , Blogger ed schenk said...

    great simon! Especially the way you describe the concept "art is not art but the consumption of is"

    ed :)

     
  • At 6:11 pm , Blogger crescent said...

    Thanks Ed. :-)


    Simon

     
  • At 6:09 am , Blogger Eric R Ström said...

    I appreciated this poem very much, while drinking my morning coffe.

    No big drama, but art

     
  • At 2:09 pm , Blogger crescent said...

    Hey! Thanks Eric - Glad to know people read "Saying Something" over their morning coffee :-)

    Yes - no big drama, but lots of art!!

    Cheers!
    Simon

     

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