Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
|The poets and artists of Immortality and Vulnerability.|
There is an exciting new art show with a twist of poetry at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago. Immortality and Vulnerability blends together artists and poets, the art and the poetry, in a month long exhibit.
Media for Immortality and Vulnerability states that, "In this exhibition, the invited artists and poets have been asked to reinterpret the idea of immortality and vulnerability in a personal, psychological or social manner and provide the viewer with a contemporary glimpse into an age old concept."
Immortality and Vulnerability is that rare occasion when two art forms come together to create a new visual and cerebral experience. Didi Menendez, publisher/editor at Poets and Artists curated the poetry for the exhibition. Didi also curated the art alongside Sergio Gomez of the Zhou B Arts Center. The wide open space of the second floor gallery lends itself well to the overall feel of the exhibition as the viewer can be left feeling vulnerable in the gallery's expanse.
In the coming days The Bar None Group is going to highlight poetry from the poets featured in Immortality and Vulnerability. Today we shine the spotlight on Vincent Katz's poem, A Huge Weight.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
So, I ask
what all humans have asked
from the very beginning,
the primary questions
we all ask ourselves,
that we ask our imaginations
unless we are willing to take
someone else's word for it,
because who else is there to ask,
unless we invent someone,
and how can any answer come to be
unless someone imagines it first?
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
When your last poem crashes
into the shores of my soul like a rogue wave,
I will incline myself and dive into its offerings,
knowing there are jewels awaiting those who strive to go
beneath the shallows and into deeper waters,
trusting the tides to carry them back home —
I will not fear the darkness or the light that stretches
above the slow currents as mist.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
|A poem for my cousin Roby Zaher in Antwerp, Belgium|
Did we discover Reincarnation Of A Love Bird at the same time?
Did we ever imagine that we would share the printed word,
Or strawberries and wine?
But there you did go, and there I went too.