The Stuff of Stars
An inkling of what makes art…
a recognition of expression,
a vulnerable presentation of all
that is welling up inside.
Art should hold one’s attention
because a deeper truth resides
beyond a cursory glance —
meaning is not given without
a commitment to wait, contemplate,
engage the image and all that lies
amid the textures, tints, words, lines,
spaces, movements, shapes —
there is music in sculpture,
and a virtual landscape awaits
us in every poem.
We soar when we attend
the nuances in a voice; spaces
and lines affect the resonances
within the guitar riff or cello vibrato.
We watch a play only to follow
a dance of emotion as we understand
profound questions are posed
in the small change in an actor’s
stance or slight wave of a hand.
Art is our outlet to reflect
our Creator; it is our soul’s
notion to push the boundaries
of reason, to fall into space
and capture the essence, the infinite,
the imagining of what exists
—C.L. Fisher, March 2020
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