Under The Influence

What can I say
that hasn’t been said
What can I do
that hasn’t been did
That’s the artist’s gig
Re-gifting other’s thoughts
to different looking boxes
and calling them
new again

Author: OdinsBard

Writer, author, Navy vet, musician, intermittent mystic, old soul and practicing poet

8 thoughts on “Under The Influence”

  1. That’s the thing with art. How many paintings and drawings and sculptures and tattoos and sketches and poems and gifts have been made of the red rose? Thousands? millions? And yet still we can see the beauty in it. The sharpness of the thorns don’t dull. The the delicate scent doesn’t fade. The soft petals don’t wither. No, instead, the artist, so moved feels compelled to capture the emotion that he himself feels. Has it all been done before? Surely. But that doesn’t mean we stop. It’s part of the beauty and wonder of being human, right? To let the sorrow and the ache, the joy and the laughter, the light and the melancholy, the love and the desperation inspire us to *create*. I think it’s a glorious thing. Let’s just keep doing -that- okay?

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    1. Exactly! I wasn’t intending to say it was bad, just that there are no real “original” ideas out there, so an artist finds a new way to express something that influences that they have read or seen or heard 🙂

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