Monday, November 11, 2013

"Madness"

Mike Worrall,  Artist 
Madness

From flamed maple and spruce
a tenor's voice vibrates
a song my fingers create

'til madness recedes,
mindlessly spins, loses itself
in a labyrinth of sensation.

How long repressed
is anyone's guess -
how long till the Minotaur

devours me whole?

by Margaret Bednar, November 11, 2013

The above painting is entitled "Poet's Corner".  Couldn't help but reflect on how many artists are on the verge of madness - and often are overtaken by it.

This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Sunday Challenge - artwork of Mike Worrall".   Also linked with Open Link Monday.


18 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love how you saw the maze as depicting a kind of insanity. The song locked within the singer...

Small typo on 'itself'.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love this interpretation of the painting. I went back to reread it and try to pick a favorite part, but I couldn't A really beautiful piece, Margaret. I fear mazes..the kind you physically must search for an outlet to free you of it..

Ella said...

I love yours Margaret~
I used this photo too
I love the minotaur and the insanity
circling!

Susan said...

You have it both ways in this poem, insanity AND sensuality--and for me, that is the fear.

Laura said...

I think there is a fine line between "madness" and the chaotic vortex that opens to creative flow.

Robert Bourne said...

the creative maze..how it can drive you mad...great poem...

Heaven said...

Madness & labyrinth of sensation, don't we all know that, smiles ~

Lovely work Margaret ~ Thank you for participating ~ Have a good week ~

Brian Miller said...

to fully enter the arts...be it music or otherwise is to dance a bit with the madness....smiles.

Jim said...

MARGARET IS ... not going to fool me next week!!! s There was nothing incorrect with your Google searches and your Googlism poems. But how else were you going to get me to read them?

But that's okay. Now I find you here totally immersed in the wonders of the handsome (minotaur's are handsome?) tenor's voice!! Mrs. Jim likes the famous tenors too.

I was immersed in the poem. Interested to see where it would lead.
..

myheartslovesongs.com said...

yes, you and i both saw the madness, didn't we? LOVE your take, Margaret!


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Mama Zen said...

This is outstanding, Margaret! I love it!

Marian said...

aak! that Minotaur.

Björn said...

Yes a labyrinth has to have it's Minotaur... :-)

grapeling said...

oh, a dark spin, Margaret...

girlwiththepen1118 said...

Well ~anything that's obsessive can put us at the edge of what we were designed to be--Balanced~ I hear the madness of the cello and piano in this piece. Terribly good consumption of emotions ! Faithfully Debbie

sharplittlepencil.com said...

The mention of the cello's "tenor" created by the fingers... lovely, lush. There is always that quality of being lost to the world when one is in that thin place of creation. Real creation. And yes, madness DOES follow many of us. But I believe in my case, it was my mental illness that led me to music, to words... to life lived fully.

Thanks so much for a poem that speaks to our work. Brill. Amy

Lolamouse said...

I chose the same picture! The labyrinth spoke to me as well!