Friday, 7 January 2011

Redwings and Black Secrets

Good day Everyone!

I believe this post will be political as well because I am feeling very angry.....again. I have felt very affected by the incident in Arkansas plus the release of findings (again) on the Gulf Oil spill and the awarding of billions of dollars in bank bonuses all over the world. Now, these happenings remind me of the repetitive falls and burnings of empires throughout history. Today, I do ask myself ,"Where are the majority of people who are subject to all this greed and destruction"?

I believe the use of anti-depressants is unnecessary as long as there is the Tube and a plethora of mind-numbing media parasites willing to hide or to partake in the eating away of our own willpower and ability to reason and,more importantly, to feel.

As populations become weighed-down,buried by debt incurred by their governments and banks, a deep and resentful silence takes place. And, with this, they grumble each day and devour their own ability to act positively and decisively. In short, the higher echelons of power are permitted to commit murder and destruction with no fear of retribution,punishment or even of being brought to justice. After causing total destruction in the Gulf of Mexico, BP stocks are rising in value in Europe and they continue as the North Sea, perhaps the Arctic. And the banks, after causing 2 years of total instability the world over, they have the temerity to award themselves with our money without shame! What is going on here?

And now, the possible slaughter of thousands of wild creatures who have done no harm but live their lives as any animal should be permitted to do...I do believe in being a force for good and for holding prayer for this planet in my entire being. I do most fervently...But, while populations are lost fiddling with the latest techno-gadget, our world is burning in so many ways and our prayers need some form of action to be taken.

And, I believe,that we artists can play a deciding role once we get out of the box of galleries and the cycles of show and sell. We have an amazing amount of energy, feeling and intelligence that we allow to be sequestered to an isolated part of society. Even the art websites remain our havens while the world continues on its' very dubious way. Let us put our hearts and eyes together to really challenge what is happening on a daily basis....It doesn't have to be strident,ugly or loud, it can just be definite. Thank you.


  1. You are invited to help to form what we continue to become:

    gypsy hand

    Too brite days
    midnights that refuse to
    abide dark and secret
    as empty phrases chant
    to fairytale Moons
    I tell myself
    This is no ordinary room
    This is no fleeting flittering life
    This is a magical passageway
    sparkling like mica, like miracles

    Quiet traces
    luminous impression
    a trailing kite tail binds
    silent whimpers, sojourning whispers,
    tears shining behind mime smiles

    Crone's gnarled fingers, playing
    to spite agony
    simulate touch
    beyond ache
    Too brite cell,
    crouched scarred shadow
    I cast silhouette of metamagic gypsy

    Laurie Corzett -

    © 2011 Paul Levy