Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "Artistic Evocation"

This is today's freebie, inspired by [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart.


"Artistic Evocation"


Some materials are
beautiful but not safe.

Other materials are
safe but not beautiful.

The artist's job is to make
the two things meet in the middle.

Replicate, simulate, substitute, evoke.

Feathers become a Christmas tree,
sparing live trees from the axe.

Lightbulbs take the place of
candles with dangerous flames.

Tinsel now stands for icicles
left comfortably outside.

The holiday season
remains unchanged,
its traditional decorations
differing only in details.

This is the art of evocation.

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