Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Can I Listen To Your 'Art' ?

[Image by andreamoody ]
Can I listen to your heart?
Cause that’s all you’ve got
Can I listen to your heart?
In it is something unique
A story maybe
A song maybe
You’ve got a great voice
But can I listen to your heart still
You got an amazing persona
But can we get a glimpse of your heart
You’ve got a skilled public speaking style
But can I hear your heart beyond it all
In the heart live the treasures of darkness
Some hide their heart for the evil it might reveal
I say reveal your heart for the glory it might redeem
In the heart is something priceless
A gift for all men is kept in there by God
The unwise try to preserve the heart by keeping it locked up
But to reveal the heart is to preserve it
To reveal our hearts is to keep us going

I know a writer somewhere far away who keeps forging from her heart
It doesn’t bring the money
But somehow she isn’t going to leave the earth with what she was meant to give
when she leaves, she is a fulfilled being ready to rest
I know a superstar, maybe here, maybe there
Who keeps it all inside and sells all on the outside
The last I heard of her, she laid in a pool of her own blood
She sold her soul but never gave her heart

Can I listen to your heart?
You who sing beautiful songs with no beauty
And speak holy words in an unholy manner
In your heart is a gift
Cause when it comes from the heart there is a shift
Cause when we speak from the heart
Our words are worth more than works of art.

P.S. – For everyone who cages art in professionalism, it would do us good to ask ourselves from time to time ‘Where is the expression when it is caged?’

Stepping Out:
‘The creator and his work are one’
Are you are writer, singer, artist or someone involved in creative processes?
Do you see a part of you in your work?
Or better said does your work reflect what you believe?
When an artist doesn’t reflect his work it might point to some things much deeper. He is probably hiding behind his work. He is not comfortable with the story he has found himself in, so he seeks to paint a picture perfect story for a world that hungers for his own unique story.
In what ways can you communicate more from the heart through your art?
What chains are holding you down in doing this?
What are you doing about it?

"For art to speak, It must be from the heart."


  1. my dear brother, you have a wonderful blog

  2. Great stuff! "Our of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks" Permit me to say, "art flows..."
    "as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he..."
    The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart.
    Nice, once again :)

    - LDP

  3. @Samuel Moses. Oh Thanks! I'm Beaming real big. Thanks brother :)

  4. @Myne Whitman. Thanks so much and Thanks for stopping by, It's always encouraging hearing from you :)

  5. @LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR. "Out of the abundance of the heart, art flows" Deep! You are such an inspiraton. Thanks brother. Added you on facebook :)



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