On this blog, a companion to "ArtSoPotent," I will write about the connection between visual art and other art forms, including cinema, dancing, poetry, and specifically music. This space will also serve to display images of my commercial work: Calligraphy, Collage, Note Cards, Hand-painted boxes, Handmade books,and other mixed-media works.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Already-Eaten Crow

This one states she never could tolerate
Being toothless, no dentures for me
 Another swears she never could wear
A prosthesis where a breast used to be

Says now a brag nothing ever will sag
Because I exercise faithfully

But who can say what fate has in store
What life will bring your way
Or what words you will eat
What challenge you will meet
For the privilege to greet a new day!

copyright 2009, Georgette Jones

Friday, March 5, 2010

Place

The spirit of others permeate this place
Breaking through, an ancient anguish
Heard are voices within this space
Where death, denied, does languish

No matter how handsome this decor
All from before finds its way
To linger here forevermore
With muted breath, to have its say

Always, always, I feel their weight
As I save some semblance of peace
Is it me they seek to agitate?
Is it me they want to reach?

Could I feel less than fear,
As I attempt to make a dwelling?
What is it they want me to hear
In their language of silent telling?

Here is sensed the soul of what
Cannot be heard without recoil
Who never enter and never shut
The doors of their mortal soil

Here is sensed the soul of those
Who passed before in great turmoil
Who never enter and never close
The graves of their mortal soil!

copyright 2009, Georgette Jones