This Indeed Is
"Fihi ma fihi",
Did you read this before,
It is what it is
Or what else it could be,
Much more, and it was.
This was the teacher.
This is what it is,
And is not what it is not.
For the voices,
I have put words on fire.
This indeed is,
The unlettered saint
Heeding the iconoclast's
Blow, with the cynic's
This indeed is the log,
Let it catch fire itself,
Let it burn in own ash.
I have gone deeper
Down the ocean,
Swimming back, to
My own sky.
The sun shines above,
Far more brighter
Far more near.
Hold your chin high,
May the full moon fall
In your palm.
"I like to think of literature and painting as something that continuously changes its frame of reference; non-working as outside/beyond such a frame of reference to what we like to see as a meaningful work; non-working asks what is meaningful work; non-working presents the continuous dialogue we engage with, as in "it works, it doesn't work, it works, it doesn't work…"; non-working as the inevitable failure of this show; and to make it five, non-working as something we thoroughly enjoy and still pursue with gusto." Hendrick Wittkopf
Non-working by Hendrick Wittkopf @ 3: Am Magazine. Whatever it is, we are against it. Blog
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