with a sudden flash the artist’s life
besides the general showdown by
technocrats and rulers of public life
the artist had to re-establish his groove
of creative moods
work at it steadily day for day.
there’s no problem working away
yet meet your mate now and then
or perhaps a good friend
a potential soulmate
visit exhibitions of art
let art-history scroll past your eyes.
your assembly of experiences
hover like a blue mountain
in the mental landscapes
your mind will assist/ but you/
dear artist have to dig restlessly
and mine it.
for treasures will come to light
you’ve forgotten about: romance
eros with his never tiring arching
to get you still moving.