It took some time before I realized that I'm in good company. Almost all of the great artists did much editing. One can even say a large part of creativity stems from the process of editing or making changes!Later I was impressed by the reality that humans only arrived on the scene on the wake of trillions of changes within ATI! Thousands of species no longer exist. ATI is a great editor. How cool is that?
Does Editing Ever End?
Copyright © Jarmo Koskinen, 2008
Some say artists are blessed with a third eye, hidden deep inside. It’s one that makes others cry. But how does the Cyclops window work? Some say the muses give it light and others say it’s an imagination quirk. But I don’t know how it’s so, but it’s not all magic, on one make!
it that made Michael Angelo stand on a creaky
scaffold that swayed? Imagine him up so high, fighting fear
as he forged his changing dream. It is said he was a sculptor who
brush. Yet in a rain of plaster and paint he stroked a great scene. As
away his tears, he fused images of people, angels, and Thee.
The Sistine "pic" is world
class but how did it become
like that? There were times Michael thought, this figure is fine. But a
face appeared in the morning bright. “It
fit the scheme!” He had no choice and wiped it clean. Again
and again, he sweats
for four long years. Even the master’s fate didn’t dry, on one ache!
Ludwig van Beethoven had the
composer’s faith. When he lost
his hearing the orchestra was still, it didn’t make a sound. It was
then he composed
wild and made music’s compass spin. Yet at times he tore what can’t be
treble clefs and notes were great, but new ones popped in place. At the
funeral was his longest line. It still plays and so his music hasn’t
died. It doesn’t
happen, on one create!
I could write of Homer, Shakespeare, Keats, Yeats, Emerson, Thoreau, Twain and other such mates; but the story is quite the same. They birthed great tales but truth is finer than the fable: “Erasers are busier than the best of quills!” Who will become the next great bard? I can only say whoever strives must toil with the bin. Great works never come to life, on one gestate.
Ken Koskinen, a.k.a. "The Naked Psalmist"
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