Monday, August 24, 2009

The Secret



I painted Sunday.
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You aren't supposed to work on Sunday, you say?
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It isn't work.
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In fact it is prayer,
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which is why the painting will never be any good.
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I woke up during the night - several times - as if I was painting.
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Blood all over - in the dream.
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Other stuff I see but can't describe or account for - not in words or images.
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My thanksgiving after communion is enveloped in the painting...
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the painting is absorbed in communion.
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I have no control over it,
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which is why the painting will never be any good.
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No one understood before
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or after the secret was revealed...
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and they won't understand the painting.
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"And he took up his position by the shore of the sea." - Revelation 12: 17

2 comments:

  1. Painting is NEVER work--it's pure joy! A pastime that elevates the heart and mind, maybe from sniffing too much of the paint and turpenoid--oh, well. I like your poetry.

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