A Useful Idea To Artists--And Caregivers

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From: George Town Tasmania Australia
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To be useful to an artist a general idea must be capable of including the most contradictory experiences, and of the most subtle variations and ironic interpretations. The politician...finds...subtlety and irony drawbacks. -W.H. Auden, The English Auden: Poems, Essays and Dramatic Writings: 1927-1939, editor: Edward Mendelson, Faber and Faber, London, 1977, p.404.

Uncertainty and doubt are found here,
no simple infallibility and certitude.
One does find here totality of response
with ‘perhaps’ fully entrenched,
with principles being their normally
creative, dangerous selves
with plentiful helpings of ‘iffyness’:
for diverse points of view are
interdependent, enigmatic,
lie along a linking line
and speak of yearning, triumph
and a double-lensed burning glass.

This artistic self-abandonment
finds its home in powerlessness,
vulnerability as crimson astonishment
leaps in its veins and the soul flies
with the mind twisting, endlessly twisting
beyond this climate of noncommitment
and defensiveness where we all have lived
so long in a twilight zone.

Ron Price
2 July 1995

Posted on 2005/9/28 3:05

I have been married for 37 years. My wife is a Tasmanian, aged 58. We’ve had 3 children: ages in 2005-39, 35 and 28. I am 60, a Canadian who moved to Australia in 1971 and have written 3 books--all available on the internet. I retired from part-time ...

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