Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Have I arrived as an artist...

"Getting something that lasts the test of time is difficult. I hope this poem of yours achieves that goal. For me, it is worthy. In any case, with your permission, it will surely be studied at one High School."


What will they learn from this I wonder... will they scratch their heads in disbelief that it took me almost three months to write such a simple little poem... will they be enchanted by the images I tried to conjure from the darkest parts of my dreams... will they marvel at the rhythm and the rhyme... Will they debate its meaning... is it a poem about love -or death? Is it about chasing your dreams - or about abandoning them? Is it about finding your destiny - or is it about leaving it behind? Is it happy... or is it sad... Is it about desire and lust... or tragedy and sorrow... I will never tell... in the end, it will be for your students to decide what it is about... but they should know that... when the last line was written... I fell to the floor and slept for two days and dreamed of an angel that tired of waiting for me to cross the desserts and seas of my dark and lonely dreams...

1 comment:

eMi said...

They may learn several things. They may learn; for example, that beauty is behind anything that comes from our hearts. They also may understand that inspiration won't come unless it catches you working hard. They may even learn the toughest thing, that dreams never reach you, you have to run after them.

I'm sure there are enough tireless angels waiting for you everywhere and willing to lead you to your dreams and further.

As it is important for you, this is my wish.