Starting Again Again

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Etching by Marina Kim
“Tightrope”

When one starts something new, everything resists. Material resists, environment resists, one’s own mind resists… Why? I don’t know but this is so.

And so, one has to push through resistance to get to the enjoyable sailing. Like with learning anything, for example a new language, at the beginning all is slow and annoying and incomprehensible before one begins to understand the logic and words get pulled along on a string of it, one word after another.

I find myself starting things all the time. I start and abandon and start again and then start again AGAIN. There is a reason to that and soon all shall be revealed. And for now, I am starting again yet again…

For a few days now, I am pondering a poem “Living” by Denise Levertov. This is a commission. And it is making me to re-think, re-concider, re-choose and re-start. So, I created the appearance of this commission to weave seamlessly into my art-life flow. Fine then.

And so far, it is too verbose. I feel I have to go very empty to convey the meaning of the poem, but on my sheet of paper there soooo much stufffff! I want to chop it up and burn it…

Living

 

The fire in leaf and grass
so green it seems
each summer the last summer.

The wind blowing, the leaves
shivering in the sun,
each day the last day.

A red salamander
so cold and so
easy to catch, dreamily

moves his delicate feet
and long tail. I hold
my hand open for him to go.

Each minute the last minute.

 

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