Saturday, April 16, 2011

Twas Brillig, and the slithy toves...

I remember once thinking about a way to describe art as something better than just "art". And then it came to me.

Art is visual poetry.

It's true. It's poetry for the eyes. Something that isn't strictly necessary, as with food or sleep. Something that everyone understands differently. Something that makes you feel the whole "deeper meaning of life, the universe, and everything". It does the same thing to your soul through pictures and objects that poems do through words.

And music is audible poetry.

Or at least it should be. Not everything that claims musicality can really, honestly qualify. But when it's good, it's GOOD. Few things are as powerful as music. Poetry for the ears.

All people have different needs. They understand things very differently from every other person. Some love art, but hate poems. Some love poems, but don't care about music. It comes in all different forms. But deep down, we all have one thing in common: we all need poetry.

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