A Price to Pay
Is not madness
a mere departure of expected
where neurosis is merely abnormal,
inhibition abandonment of convention?
When does creative, curious, incautious
cross the path of sacred and spiritual,
become unusual and extreme,
cross the line of genius to insane?
When do accolades end,
what price does vision claim?
by Margaret Bednar, April 23, 2018
8 artists who suffered mental illness
10 female artists who were institutionalized
10 poets who were completely mad
This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Imagined by Kerry - An Antic Disposition"
also linked with NaPoWriMo 2018 (30 poems in 30 days). I have been successful writing a poem a day so far - except for yesterday where I partially completed one and have yet to edit it. So two will be posted today. It isn't easy!
The above video is of the artwork of a French artist Seraphine. She was admitted into an asylum after WWII. Her story if you google it is fascinating and there is a movie about her as well.