john tiong chunghoo

Rookie - 706 Points (Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

Ode To The Artist


what is an artist?
nature is light and the artist is but a smart prism
it may take years to grind it to a rainbow shine

he is a wizard or witch who works with a paint and brush
pinning the world down to mere colours and strokes
within the spread of his hands

someone who helps us see the world
with some feelings and thoughts
if we havent had them

Someone who shows us how the world
can be squeezed, circled, squared
off, bound, tied, bombarded
to suit our artistic bent

Someone who shows us how a moment
can be condensed in the flick of a second
or a few hours to justify the worth of art

someone who thinks the world should be
thicker in colours, broader in shape
and slicker - that silence in itself speaks more
volume

someone who is an instrument of nature
to unveil to us the number of faces she could have
nature's make up man

nature's alter ego; someone
who shows us how Narcissistic
nature can be when it comes to
framing him on a piece of paper

Someone who helps us go into the heart of nature

nature is light and the artist is but a smart prism

Submitted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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