Wednesday, March 2, 2016

"True Genius"

King Lear, Act 1, Scene 1,  Edwin Austin Abbey - and my son, the actor

True Genius

It begins, Act 1, Scene 1 -
comedic or tragic; the best have both.

A pinnacle role: youthful, manic, valiant -
it doesn't matter, other than a willingness
to toss comfort aside, embrace passion
which will vanish upon final curtain fall,

and a desire to carve an everlasting mark -
not so much for acclaim, but for truth.

by Margaret Bednar, March 2, 2016

You are invited to Listen:  https://soundcloud.com/margaretbednar/true-genius


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16 comments:

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto said...

Lots of power in that final line and in the poem taken as a whole. Life is indeed a blend of comedy and tragedy--and would we recognize the one without the other?

Grace said...

That takes a lot of courage & I admire the youth (and the mature ones) who does this ~

Abhra Pal said...

Truly a brilliant attempt - to carve a mark. You handled micro writing very well.

Mary said...

What an inspiring your man your son is.

brudberg said...

I have always dreamt to be an actor... And if you can live by the last line it will lead so far...

Carol Campbell said...

I enjoyed this short gem!

kaykuala said...

not so much for acclaim,
but for truth

Many seem to forget this. In one's desire to do good truth is the ultimate!

Hank

writinginnorthnorfolk.com said...

I think the final lines are so true for everyone who is creative. Nice poem!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is beautiful especially the images of desire carving an everlasting mark for truth. Wonderful write :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa

annell said...

Yes, I thik we are all seeking truth.....maybe in this short piece, you found a little.

bodhirose said...

Those last two lines wrap it up nicely, yes, truth.

Bryan Ens said...

I think the best of any art is when the artist strives not for acclaim but for truth. Lovely.

Walt said...

All the world IS a stage! We play our roles the best we can. Our award is self-assured! Nicely done! Walt

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Is the world a play or a play the world?

Jennifer Wagner said...

The best do have both!

Kate Mia said...

SMiLes.. my friend.. smart iS smart
butt genius IS sMart.. with addiTioNal
focus oF dancing with nareaworry
Of surrounding
dance oF
yesternows
foRm..
and sure
therE are
geniuses
oF happy
wiTh so-caLLed
standard IQ's
Of less
than
70..
they are everywheRe
tHeir smiLes are..
alWays left right
stAnding
tALL..
and
wIDe..:)