Treasure Island

leonard daranjo

(1) Art Is An Octopus

Chiselled in stone;
Pencilled in a diary;
Splashed on a canvas;
Organised in sound;
Trapped on celluloid;
Arts octopoid revelation,
Is funnelled through an artist who,
With cat-eared alertness
And sponge like receptivity,
Plumbs the depths of our known world.
Like a pearl diver,
He resurfaces every now and again,
Displaying gems missed
On life’s busy highway.

Submitted: Monday, October 01, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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  • Aurora Bell (8/17/2009 3:45:00 AM)

    I love the idea of this poem.
    There are so many interpretations to art, or indeed what it is in the first place but I think this poem captures it pretty well. (Report) Reply

  • Raj Nandy (11/6/2008 12:05:00 AM)

    The painter, the poet, the sculptor, the novelist, - are all creators- holding up this
    mirror of truth before us.Well expressed Sir!
    - Raj Nandy (Report) Reply

  • Abha Sharma (5/3/2008 10:34:00 AM)

    Yes the artist is a pearl diver…he can screen the value of the ignored ones in front of our eyes…the medium may differ as mentioned in the beginning
    Common things when funneled through an artist become a piece of art…
    You are too good with this tool of yours, words and language…very few have this unique way of expressing….. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (10/14/2007 7:44:00 AM)

    Superb write, Leonard. You have captured the very essence of the creative soul.

    As always,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (10/13/2007 1:56:00 AM)

    Leonard, this is superb. A clever idea, beautifully tailored to fit the reader's eye. The many limbs of your octopus provide the perfect metaphor for the variety and of the creative process and your last few lines touch the essence of why we write poetry. I am very impressed. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • Yen Cress (10/1/2007 1:35:00 AM)

    Read your poem, then your bio. Oh, yes! You can communicate very well! (Report) Reply

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