Kelly DeMaegd’s “Back To Life” after Brian Lackey

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Art of Poetry’s Kelly DeMaegd reads her poem inspired by a Brian Lackey collage at the June 17, 2017 event at Hickory Museum of Art.  The next tour through the museum is September 16 beginning at 2 pm in the front lobby. We will expore the Joel Sartore Retrospective as well as many other exhibits through spoken word. Join us!

Kelly DeMaegd
BACK TO LIFE
After “Past Lives” by Brian Lackey

Collage makes poetry with the prosaic fragments of dailiness.
-Donald B. Kuspit

you may think this is rubbish
an old receipt, ticket stub,
blurred photograph,
corrugated cardboard,
scrap of Masa paper,
the word
“mortal” ripped
from a dictionary

yet artists like
Picasso, Braque,
Johns, Krasner
used scraps like this
clipped and ripped,
assembled and glued

not from loss of innovation,
not from deteriorating skill,
not from a hand too unsteady
to paint a fine line

no, they took
a past life
and with subtle care
invented
a new kind of reality

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3 Responses to Kelly DeMaegd’s “Back To Life” after Brian Lackey

  1. That’s the way! Tell it like it is.

  2. Douglas Anne McHargue says:

    A good philosophy said so well!

  3. Retha Davis says:

    Love this Kelly … you’re SO talented, thanks for sharing.

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