Monday, September 5, 2011

Pinkly Saturday



You'd almost say that we're in clover!
The pinks and whites are spilling over,
Right outside the Shopping Centre;
They almost seem to demand to enter!
So fresh, so young, so full of cheer!
What a beautiful time of year!
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WHO'S TO SAY?

When is graffiti not graffiti? And when is art not art?
Where does one thing finish? Where does another start?
The word 'graffiti' says to me that a vandal is involved,
And vandalism's a problem we all hope will be solved.
The experts tell us what to like; they seem to rule our taste,
And it seems to me some 'almost greats' simply go to waste.
Take the above..... it's not great art, even I'm aware of that,
It's someone's curious fantasy that I am looking at.
But it's done with care and enterprise; it was done for a certain reason,
And even if it's illegal it's not anything like treason!
The wall was dull, a dingey fawn, before the brush was applied,
And now a building that needed a lift has a bright red-cartooned side.
I work in the same strange twilight zone as the above creator;
Not good, not bad, ephemeral, just a mere fabricator.
And so I say 'Good luck to him!' (or her as the case may be)
Something red and cheerful is something we need to see.
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2 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I agree, some graffitists are excellent artists. With the right training they'd be... doing what? Working in an animated cartoon studio? Drawing newspaper and magazine advertisements? They might not be fancy-free but they'd be earning money for their art.
But who knows? Artistic freedom might outweigh cold, hard cash, but where does artistic freedom end and defacing someone else's property begin?
You have given us to think, Brenda.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Denise said...

Enjoyable post, food for thought in those lovely rhyming words. Thanks for sharing this with Today's Flowers and have a great week.