Thursday, January 3, 2013

Inspiration as we 'commence' 2013 - The Art Of The Possible

Poet Kenneth Koch crafted this poem, published in his "The Art of The Possible! Comics Mainly Without Pictures"


It reads:

THE ART of the POSSIBLE
CREDO:

Vanishing is impossible

Lasting is impossible

Being in two places at once is impossible

Speaking the entire truth is impossible

Instantly knowing Spanish is impossible

Living in the midst of ten thousand panes of glass is impossible

Being simultaneously masked and unmasked is impossible

except in art

ART IS THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE


Inspiring words as we launch ourselves into 2013!  Happy New Year!

Illustrate and Write On,
Lee

ps - my thanks to Tony Kushner for quoting Koch's poem in his speech at Columbia's School of the Arts 2011 graduation (40 minutes in.)

3 comments:

Gerri Lanier said...

* Thanks for this great inspirational post!

The Pen and Ink Blog said...

Thanks Lee. We wish you The 12 Days of Writing, (the good version)
http://thepenandinkblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-twelve-days-of-writing.html

Regina Gort said...

What a great poem!