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Artful

I scaled the heights
and crossed the genre over
Rock and Pointillism
Springstein and Seurat
on dotted i some critic cries
aloud echo canyoned schism

to each his own
we together bemoan
separation of our malaise
individuality's good
'long as it's understood
we're all different in artful ways

the beholder can only seize
on concepts predisposed to sight
the I's of art that you appease
each concept I hold despite
my own presupposed expertise
that much art leans toward contrite
or worse, tries not to displease
some need to be artfully polite

art is what you say it is
who am i to tell you
that your idea, your creation
is not worthy of the tag of "art"
so shake my sensibilities
shock my gentilities
move the foundation of my soul
make a hole, drop it in, make it whole

© Goode Guy 2011-08-23
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Posted: Aug 2011
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Odette67
art is what you say it is
who am i to tell you
that your idea, your creation
is not worthy of the tag of "art"
so shake my sensibilities
shock my gentilities
move the foundation of my soul
make a hole, drop it in, make it whole

Art is in the eye of the beholder. Excellent GG. teddybear
paloma66
Like beauty art is also beautiful and lies in the eyes of the beholder,great poem as usual.applause wine bouquet
country_lady67
purple heart hug applause
Billiegirl
Beautiful cheering
freepoetry
yo! G.G. the springstein seurat too good i don't have to tell you how artful you are, but, i'm afraid in this poem you are artfully incorrect, in my humble opionion. i went to an art museum a few months ago with my editor and there, in the middle of the floor, was a piano, a flute, a sax, a drumkit, etc. but it was all smashed and that is what some people call art. i call it artfully fraudulant....jackson pollack dripped paint, bit freaking deal....but have you seen his work when he wasn't just dripping paint?....artful to the max.....but this guy max ain't so artful....you, my friend, you are not only artful, but you have the soul of some spirit or sprite come to spill good will all over the place....except wherever i go.....your's in oil spills, oil prices, oil and vinegar and olive oil who, please don't tell Popeye, i think is smokin' HOT! BUT DO NOT TELL POPEYE CUZ HE FIGHTS TO THE FINISH CUZ HE EATS HIS SPINACH....KEEP WRITING, I LIKE COMMENTING ON A MAN WHO I CAN'T IMAGINE ARGUES WITH ANYONE....fondly, your friend and FAN ~free cee!~
Ladybee42
Aym sow gled yew dowted youh ayes dahling. grin

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marikiaonline today!
I agree, individuality is as good as there is understanding of difference between us. We can see what we are capable of seeing, though there are some who can do better and see beyond mere understanding, being endowed with special perception and vision of art.
Where art is for pleasing, accommodating to needs or staying within conventional it becomes a commodity fit for the walls of fashionable houses. If equipped with relevant knowledge we can appreciate and see the difference, like the ones endowed with much aptitude.
Knowledge of art makes us free - free to enjoy it. Art can not be contained, same as a moonbeam on a palm.
Yes, each piece of art enriches and makes us whole, I see your point, each piece contains a grain of truth, which distinguishes it from others: it is this uniqueness which alerts senses and finds its way into hearts.
Many thanks for sharing this gem of wisdom! bouquet
Janze
You are not only a wonderful poet, but you are a philosopher as well. Simply ingenious!
Janze
You are not only a wonderful poet, but you are a philosopher as well. Simply ingenious!
gnj4u
Hi, agoodguy2have,
we're all different in artful ways... And, I am delighted that you share your unique talent and art ("i"s dotted or not!) with us on Poet's Corner! on dotted i some critic cries... Que Seurat, Seurat.
purpledragonfly
The whole poem is great, but the last verse is the heart. free said a lot in his comment that I agree on, but we are all different between life and death. There is art. And life and death is art. Keep writing these LOVELY POEMS. wave
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