Inspiration – response to Creative prompt

How do you make an artwork based on inspiration? I grumbled to a friend last night.  “It’s like trying to make a painting about painting.”

Inspiration – I think of it as breathing – like respiration is breathing – inspiration is a breathing into, and I see the word spirit in that.  And thinking of breathing-in spirit to someone, brings me to the Judeo-Christian story of the Creation of the universe, and that first kiss of life, when the Maker breathed into Adam.

 

INTO DEEP SILENCE

 

into deep silence breaks the word

at the sound the world unfurls

sound light, darkness parts

spiraling onto the chaos and

starting the great heart

of creation beating

life begins

 

yet though galaxies pour molten

into air and trees open

lungs, birds jump upwards

fish dive into life, animals crawl

there still remains to

be made a truth keeper

of it all

 

a gardener

carer, steward of living richness

the very why this environment

came to being

 

small reflection

of maker, from the soil blown to life

by potter, speaker, poet of word

who began it

 

G_d’s breathing sound

embodies the man to life ever

emboldens him to move and begin

he cries back

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