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Poetry - Ode to the multi-artist
m2018-08-24 12:23:30


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Hey All,

It’s been a while since I posted. Love the positive fandom here as always. Wanted to share one of my favorite poems in ode to the many facets of art and of being an artist -much like Keanu. Hope y’all like it. m.
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My Shoes
BY CHARLES SIMIC

Shoes, secret face of my inner life:
Two gaping toothless mouths,
Two partly decomposed animal skins
Smelling of mice nests.

My brother and sister who died at birth
Continuing their existence in you,
Guiding my life
Toward their incomprehensible innocence.

What use are books to me
When in you it is possible to read
The Gospel of my life on earth
And still beyond, of things to come?

I want to proclaim the religion
I have devised for your perfect humility
And the strange church I am building
With you as the altar.

Ascetic and maternal, you endure:
Kin to oxen, to Saints, to condemned men,
With your mute patience, forming
The only true likeness of myself.
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