Thursday, April 9, 2015

Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer
'When knowledge becomes rigid, it stops living.'


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open 
mind / open heart
some have it others don't
unquenchable thirst for knowledge
 an ability to laugh at oneself
 ponder all possibilities 
it's a life long process
one must remain 
open







24 comments:

  1. Very apt and a lesson of life which we all should stick to.

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  2. There's much wisdom in this perfect brevity, Helen! Great write and response to your chosen intriguing artwork.

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  3. This is really beautiful... agreed with Hannah... full of wisdom! Love the artwork you have chosen to write upon :D
    xoxo

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  4. I love how organic this work of art is, and how your poem focuses on personal growth.

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    1. I discovered his art in the late 80's ~~ and love his work!

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  5. I agree with your sage advice.

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  6. Such sound advice, Helen. I could say it fits me 'to a tittle'.
    That wise old Red Wood knew. Too bad it fell to the saw.
    ..

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  7. Those who have it have learned one of the most important secrets of life, and of happiness. Lovely, Helen, and great choice of artwork.

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  8. I love the quote, Helen. My husband is one of the most brilliant men I know, but it's fairly easy to close the mind off to new ways of viewing things...that's my complaint anyway, but I'm very much a dreamer.

    Thanks for your visit and very sweet comment, all of your kind words mean more to me than you know. By the way, I love that new header...cool!

    Jane xx

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  9. Awesome! Intriguing art work, too.

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  10. I wish more would have open minds and hearts. Beautiful from choice of image to words.

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  11. wow, both you and Karin chose his art for your poems. cool ~

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  12. i think the painting speaks a line of your poem "~ ponder all possibilities " very very nice

    thanks for stopping in to read mine

    much love...

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  13. Indeed! Especially when confronted by such a scene!

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  14. Hey Helen! Great minds think alike. He is so great isn't he? Really a moving artist. Did you see the show at Mass MOCA?

    Anyway, loved your poem too--you are certainly right about all you write of. Thanks. k.

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    1. ... Art Institute of Chicago, late 80's.

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  15. Dearest Helen,
    You have used my feelings very well for creating this lovely poem!
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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  16. what a great blog post! I've been remiss in not dropping by more often! Cheers!

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  17. Oh, that is such wisdom in your words!

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  18. But isn't it appropriate for some knowledge to become "rigid," some morality, for example?

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  19. saw the exhibition this last year...stunned by the imagination and use of materials...

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