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  Same Planet Different World
by Paul Williams
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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What really constitues art?


Same Planet Different World


 


In the twilight of the Gods


bound by the machinations of the


cultural chromosome


leaping from bone to bone,


sits a man of quiet steel


un-burnished by the tainted


philosophy of middle-class,


middlebrow, mediocrity.


 


In a society obsessed with order


where culture is King


with great mana he trans-locates


thoughts of the fundamental dichotomy


of unrealistic representation


ignoring the shewbread.


 


So like the sadist that rips the flesh


with atavistic cruelty


he offers up this doggerel


of the heart


to the Sun in splendour


distorting the aesthetic


thus becoming more


human than human


and like his art


in death


becomes immortal.


 


Paul Williams©2005


 


 




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Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 6/23/2005
Paul,

Absolutely intriguing! I am appluading!
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 5/17/2005
My dear Friend,

Deep and thought provoking, profound words offering much wisdom. But let not the culture rule master, for sometimes less is more !

Much love
Elga
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/16/2005
I loke this, a strong write
enjoyed

William ......Peace
Reviewed by Henry Lefevre 5/16/2005
Too bad our immortality comes after we are no longer alive.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/16/2005
Very insightful write!
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/14/2005
Hey, Paul, let's go drink some ale together sometime and shoot the doggerel. We can talk about Shakespeare and how much Robert Greene didn't like the upstart. Hmmm. Well they're both dead now. Who was Robert Greene anyway? ;-) ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/14/2005
Hubble Bubble... this is art of the Fifth Dimension and of the Third Degree - whatever that is, but if we could but SEE the awesomeness of space and guess the smallness of our vision and existance by comparison... but no, our (my!) mind is just tooo small. On the other hand, this is entirely mind expanding, Paul... Fly me to the moon and let me play: Venus and Mars have got it made with such a gallery to play around in. Bent any good spoon lately, Uri?! LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 5/13/2005

These words are so powerful they transcend
typical meaning. Rather they are interpreted
spiritually!
Outstanding!

Rich
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 5/13/2005
Exactly.
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/13/2005
The accomplishments of man are often interred with his bones except for one man who never drew a picture or wrote a book and you can guess who he is.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 5/13/2005
P R O F O U N D WRITE MY DEAR FRIEND!!!!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/13/2005
Quite profound, Paul - and quite interesting!
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 5/13/2005
Wow This is Fantastic and such a neat unique insight.
I love it (c:)
Thanks Paul
Tracey
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 5/12/2005
A one of a write, I'm still chewing on.

Nice work!

Peace
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/12/2005
You are a delightful wordsmith.

Enjoyed reading.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/12/2005
Strongly worded (had to break out the old dictionary a time or two) and mysterious, a powerful comment on man's enamoration of the art and not so much the artist. Reminds me in a way of country music: the legends, you hardly hear from them (unless they die). What's hot now is not necessarily talented (there ARE a few exceptions). Sorry to ramble--this just got me thinking. Well done, Poet!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Aberjhani 5/12/2005
Quite a searing write on the function of the creative soul and a strong commentary on what it can mean to live in a world where one's art, after the fact of one's life, is sometimes valued more than one's life during the course of its actual existence. A lot of power and wisdom and beauty in these lines.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 5/12/2005
Brilliant! How many artists of any venue can we think of that this write would describe?! It is usually those who are ahead of their own time and think outside the norm. (Glad you're here)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/12/2005
Goodness me... what a perfect piece...after a long search session....I understood the words better using my dictionary for all those biggies!!

Masterfully done Chuck!!

Immortal like a bat catching a snail... it's goood!!

Love Tinka :P
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com 5/11/2005
So ethereal, out of this world Bro. PW, (whoowhee! deep!)
cynth'ya
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/11/2005
A fantastic capture of artistic immortality!
Superb poem Paul, good to see you back;-)!

Alrisha
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/11/2005
Beautifully said, whatever you said. LOL
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/11/2005
Nice to see you back and in fine style, deep and musterious how I like them.
Felix

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