Friday, November 10, 2023

Why create art?

The question asked, “why create art?” 
Has no one simple answer. 
I keep on painting, hoping to create 
Something beautiful, of which I can be proud, 
And with each one, when it’s done 
I feel, “Ah, this one; yes!” 
But later I come back and judge its flaws 
 Thinking it does not deserve recognition — 
Then, later still, with some, 
I return and see magnificence, 
And wonder if I’ll ever paint that well again: 
A never ending cycle 
 Of struggle, pride, embarrassment, 
Paint-overs and frustration, 
Marked with occasional and intermittent joy...

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