Image found at Fuse Visual Arts News Blog . Bruce Nauman. The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths. (Window or Wall Sign). 1967. Neon with glass tubing suspension frame.
The artist looks out to see
what the world will speak -
and listens carefully with a purpose.
Focusing, showing and sharing the
beauty of dew covered spiderwebs,
the hardship of an elderly neighbor,
and the babbling brook of possibility
at each days dawn.
The Monk is kneading bread
that rose with the sun and clangs
around the kitchen, drinking coffee,
waiting for the bread to rise.
Using his hands and heart he
follows his instincts and mind to
commune with God and invites others
to come and break bread too.
Early light breaks and the mystic
takes note - but stays focused on
dreams and wonder she's
pondered all night. Birds chirp,
seeming to ask what new thing has
been revealed in the twilight.
She smiles at their song, knowing
her time to sing is coming soon.
Copyright T.L.Eastman March 2012