Fugitive Fragments

by Mike McGuire

Syriana

Untitled work © Neamat Badawi - Syrian Artist - by permission: facebook.com/thesyrianart

Untitled work © Neamat Badawi – Syrian Artist – by permission: facebook.com/thesyrianart

The Love of Art
and
The Art of Love
will
ever outlive
War

The painter’s eye
that
reflects this love
will
always attract
more

The tyrant heart
that
denies this truth
won’t
ever enrich
lore

The Love of Art
and
The Art of Love
lasts
always at life’s
core

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52 thoughts on “Syriana

  1. Timeless…actually reminds me of something I read recently: “Sacre Bleu” by Chris Moore. http://www.chrismoore.com/books/sacre-bleu/. Art endures most…art endures all…is it not our life’s blood?

    • I’ve just looked at the outline in particular and Chris Moore in general. I enjoy a good satire so will probably try one of his works. Thanks for the intro and your comment.

  2. This reminds me of a book I read recently…Sacre Bleu…Chris Moore…painful in its art…yet art endures…art endures all. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7743117-sacr-bleu

  3. Stunning as it captures Unconditional love :-)

  4. Beautiful Mike. Your artistry of words brilliantly shown and felt by myself. I agree with Doug Seim! :)

  5. Evocatively exquisite…I most especially enjoyed the last stanza…wondrously poignant…

  6. Interesting. I just explored something along this line in my recent post.

  7. This is my new favorite poem of yours, Mike. And I thought your poem for Seamus Heaney was going to be hard to beat! Cheers.

    • Replacing my old for my new eh? This actually reflects what Heaney said on an old BBC Radio4 interview I heard last night – (I paraphrase) ‘when a poem is done, you’re finished with it. Put it behind you and write the next one’. Thank you.

  8. Beautiful inspiring poem and so true.

    I absolutely love this.

  9. Reblogged this on The Rocky Summit and commented:
    This is breathtakingly beautiful! I’m going to print it and hang it by my desk!

  10. Brilliant words.. Art outlives generations, doesn’t it.. and love enlivens the world

  11. Great work Mike. I am now a follower about to explore your blog at leisure

  12. Fabulous artwork, and intuitive words

  13. Healing word winds
    Catch your drifts
    Find your heart holds
    Enlighten shadows midst

    Paint new views
    On war torn faces
    Raise the thunder
    Of angelic graces
    <3

  14. Absolutely beautiful! A work to be proud of, Mike!! Thank you for sharing it!! :D

  15. Reblogged this on Doug's Writings, Musings and Art and commented:
    I have never reblogged anything, but this my hits my core hard. It is so spectacular artistically, poetically and spiritually that it reminds me of some of the great work of Khalil Gibran. And could it be any more timely or relevant? I am blown away.

    • Well Doug, that both of us blown away. How does one react to being told that his work is reminiscent of Khalil The Prophet? With what the great man himself once termed ‘trembling happiness’. Your benediction takes me personally to the next level as a poet. Thank you sincerely. [excuse the delay - I didn't reply for 24 hours because I didn't know how]

  16. Really spectacular !

  17. Reblogged this on ladybluerose and commented:
    a stunning work of art from Mike…
    words spill from the painting…Beautiful!
    )0(

  18. Heartafire on said:

    Reblogged this on Heartafire and commented:
    could not resist this beautiful artwork and poetry.

  19. Heartafire on said:

    cannot resist reblogging this to Heart. thank you!

  20. wordsthatetch on said:

    Reblogged this on wordsthatetch and commented:
    I just had to reblog this…

  21. Reblogged this on Daily Observation and commented:
    Thanks for sharing, @D

  22. These words exemplify love. Nicely done. The painting is amazing too.

  23. Words of truth, so beautifully penned (and I love the accompanying art work).

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