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17 May 2009

the shark

I fear the shark

because I am

the shark


I don’t care

for anything

I need to feed

I will eat everything

to regain



  • At 1:59 am , Blogger crescent said...

    Thank you Michelle :-)

    Yes - interesting, blind, whale-like shark. I think the poem explains it well :-)


  • At 2:06 am , Blogger crescent said...

    A shark of the mind and of reality! Human reality that is! That's what I get from it.

    Thought-proking :-)

  • At 2:07 am , Blogger crescent said...

    provoking, even!

  • At 2:21 am , Blogger miCheLLeBLOG said...

    Thanks, I hope people don't think I ama psychopath! The usual feedback on the primal fish is discomfort and fear.

  • At 2:28 am , Blogger crescent said...

    Haha!! Psychopath lol

    No, comment on the human condition - via animals acting as metaphors for human traits, behaviour.... also known as the "pathetic fallacy!"

    I must go to bed - gone 2 in the morning (yawn!)

    The "internalising" features of the work are important - this is much a concept as a reality.

    I like it. I think the shark's psychopathic - but not the artist. Well not yet anyway ;-P


  • At 11:49 am , Blogger miCheLLeBLOG said...

    Internal reality, yes. A comment on the voracious appetites of the soul. Not PC in many circles, but interesting for me because nature has no conscience, and we all carry that aspect within us.
    But it is difficult for us humans (well me at least) to accept that maybe 'God' (in whichever form you believe or don't believe) doesn't give a shit. Not because he/she/it is a cruel bastard, but because in the face of eternity we mean absolutely nothing. Back to that old existential crisis!

  • At 2:37 pm , Blogger crescent said...

    haha!! Yeah! I agree, nature has no conscience. What was interesting me for ages was the way humans try to suppress the animal aspects of human nature by "refinement". But, of course, by suppressing them they have a greater need to find expression!!

    I like this still yet moving, water thing - I must look at your blog again :-)

  • At 12:18 am , Blogger miCheLLeBLOG said...

    Yes, the suppression/repression conundrum. I believe this to be at the heart of humanity's inhumanity - the darkness is always 'over there'. That's why I am into archetypes and tapping that huge internal source of images from within ourselves. Only through self-reponsibility comes insight, and through that real compassion.
    My blog, you will have to trawl through some domestic stuff but there are quite a few posts on the water theme, and some images, though not much of my doctoral stuff yet.


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