Myra Sampson


Myra Sampson Poems

1. Why Art? 7/3/2012
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Why Art?

Why are we so intrigued by art?
What is it that attracts our attention?
Do we visit museums and galleries to look and criticise,
Or to analyse and gain comprehension?
If someone slings paint at a canvas,
Is that art as we've been taught?
Does art require a creative impulse?
Does art require special thought?
The fact that you might not comprehend a painting
Doesn't necessarily mean a thing.
Do you have to make good sense of it?
Do you understand the sounds birds sing?
Should art have a meaning or just be pretty to look at?
Is technique all that ...

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