Monday, February 24, 2020

The Intelligence of the Artist

The Intelligence Of the Artist (Mary de Rachewiltz)

The intelligence of the artist
is the same intelligence
in the peach pit,
in the heart of grain, in the carrot seed.
It is the vein that leads
to diamonds, the cancer
to the pearl.
It is God creating beauty,
A prophet seeing truth,
An adventurer of the spirit
in unbound spaces.
The generous artist takes
starvation and avarice,
heals them, and leads us
with words.

(trans GMP)

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