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It is difficult at times to stay focused on what an incredible species we are… for now.
Might We Ever…
by Odin Roark
The depth of agony
A genius creation goes through
The willingness to imagine
Beyond expectant physical endurance
The amount of protected experience
Folded into the visceral sharing of
Pavarotti’s nine spine-tingling high Cs
In Donizetti’s “Pour mon ame”
Fracturing listener’s anticipations
Like the shattering of glass
Amidst a lightening bolt
In bright sunlight
The arc of a leap
The airless still-life
Of a form suspended
Be it Nureyev
Or David Hallberg
One’s internal turmoil
When allowing a Barber Adagio
A Beethoven 7th
A Coltrane anything
To infiltrate man’s vast network
Those nerves and synapse celebrations
We so often take for granted
How frivolous we have become
Abandoning the gift of prescience
One's ability to foresee and discipline the next moment
That time when richness of nature’s art
Only needs its due respect
To present a stage of creative imagination
Our own magnificence
Far too often
The brush stroke of a Starry Night
The perfection of a Modigliani distortion
A Dudamel flurry of baton passion
Or the vibration of Tibetan long horns
Can we ever
Will the downward spiral
Forever bury who we once were
Who we were destined to become
How evolution meant we serve
The next cosmic event
Might we ever…
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|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I sense a sense of longing for something that really never was. Genius is often misunderstood and misplaced until it is finally vindicated by circumstances or time.
I just read an article outlining five reasons why 2013 was the best year ever. The article used worldwide (not just the United States) statistics to prove the point. I would venture to say that of all the brilliant contributors to society that ever lived, half are still living today. It makes me think that we will have a richer, brighter future than we can imagine, faced with our personal problems each day.
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
|i believe we might
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Can we ever
I for one find that harder and harder to believe these extremely sad days for mankind.
|Reviewed by Edward Phillips
|You write with great insight on aesthetics--beauty and the arts. I would like to read more of your thoughts on sources of knowledge and what is real, even about values. But I have only read a small part of your offerings, and I may well have missed a lot.|
|Reviewed by Carla Miller
|Wow! This is really awesome. Makes me want to paint again, learn more classical guitar pieces, go to the symphony, art museum, opera, ballet.... and again some artists you mentioned struggled, were criticized, but never gave up on what THEY LOVED to do as an Artist. I may be completely off topic. We are an amazing species. If we just stop letting technology dumb us down.|