Chauncey Chen

(Ridgewood, New York City)

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  • Chauncey Chen (5/16/2010 12:08:00 AM)


    For thousands of years artists yearned to integrate Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Poems HEAVEN & THE BLIND MAN'S WIFE did it. In HEAVEN it is in the image of a baby. If we watch a baby closely, we will deeply believe it is true. Since we all were babies once, which means a human being originally IS an integration of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty; and he comes from HEAVEN that is mother's bosom.
    THE BLIND MAN'S WIFE is another self-sacrificial model of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Here the sublime replaces baby's innocence.
    Different art forms address different features of reality: music is about memory, paint - this moment, poetry - creation. Poetic rhyme is music, poetic picturesque words are paints, poetic good will is goodness. Poetry can integrate Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, since poetry is creation which makes everything possible.

    By Chauncey Chen, Copyright @2010 Chauncey Chen

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To Mother Every time I watch breast feeding,
Can't help smiling. I know I was once
As true, good, and beautiful as
The baby:
Holding Mother's breast as if holding
The whole loving world,
Sucking milk with drunken eyes
Half closed,
Kicking mechanically,
Rosy cheeks lit up with ecstasy. Through tears I see Heaven
That is Mother's bosom
Where I was infinitely loved
As in God's Kingdom.

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