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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Builder

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“I build a painting by putting little marks together–some look like hot dogs, some like doughnuts.” – Chuck Close
  Break me down to make me whole
Stand back and admire your skill
Creator, master of control
Break me down to make me whole
 Revealing secrets of my soul
My life essence you distill
Break me down to make me whole
Stand back and admire your skill.

10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...love the repitition...and if you read deeper into chuck's bio, he grids off his pics and works one grid at a time which makes what he comes up with all the more amazing...

of course it makes a great metaphor as well...

Claudia said...

there is truth in your words.. sometimes there needs to be a breaking down before the building up again

Margaret said...

Breaking down, building up. It really is a repetitive process. Well done!

darev2005 said...

When you are in the presence of genius you get a little dismantled every time. Sometimes it's a little painful coming back together.

Patricia said...

break me down to make me whole... a painful gift to be treasured.

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

break me down and build me up. that's when art is at it's best. great poem

Victoria said...

This is so good. His work is so metaphorical, isn't it?

Christine said...

I have broken many times, only to have the glue that puts me together make me stronger than before. Great poem!

ayala said...

Love this!

Fireblossom said...

Hot dogs and doughnuts? Where is Freud when you need him?!?