The Creative touchIs in the hands of the artistA simple stroke here a drag thereCreates a whole new meaning.Bringing life to the art.While embellishments adorn the art in the artistryThe message conveyed well, even in the simplest formAdds the depth of authenticity to the story telling.The genius is in the ingenuityIn the portrayal of the abstractsWith an intuitive intellect of insightsAll in the astute acumen of innovation.Art can be both joyful and painstaking in the process…To cast and carve, chiselling awayTowards the finesse of the elusive perfection.All is but a masterstroke of the creative touch.An ode to artistry I must thank this unknown artist in the clip who created this beautiful depiction of the festival of Pongal celebration in South India.Watching this video clip made me write a few dedicated verses on the art and flair of the creative touch.Savvy
Sharing one of my favorites 🙂
THE DANCER An Excerpt From The Wanderer by Khalil Gibran
Once there came to the court of the Prince of Birkasha a dancer and her musicians. And she was admitted to the court. And she danced to the music of the flute, the lute, and the zither.
She danced the dance of flames and fire, and the dance of swords and spears; she danced the dance of stars and the dance of space, and then she danced the dance of flowers in the wind.
When she had finished, she approached the prince and bowed her body before him. The prince bade her to come nearer, and said unto her, “Beautiful woman, daughter of grace and delight, whence comes your art? And how is it that you command all the elements in your rhythms and your rhymes?”
And the dancer came near and bowed her body again and said, “Gracious majesty, I know not the answer to your questionings. Only this I know: The philosopher soul dwells within his head, the poets soul dwells within his heart, the singers soul dwells about his throat, but the soul of the dancer abides in all her body.
A few lines I had written on similar thoughts… on the Dance and the Dancer.
How can you separate the dancer from the dance?
Soul to soul
Heart to heart
Speaketh one to another
I am another you
One soul to another
I am an extension
Of your own love of Life
I seek your blessings
I seek your knowledge
I seek your wisdom
I seek your strength
Ingrained in the sands of time
You have experience of life in living
That I have none
I begin with what you give
Your thoughts your intentions
Your belief and faith
Interweave in mine
To carve this new life
An imprint of you, I am
As much as the souls before.
Creativity is innate potential.
Deeply entwined in humility
In every realisation of potential infinite
Creation manifests itself time and again.
So much to know and understand
So much to learn and discover
So much to explore and fathom
Lifetimes are never enough
Such is the potential of the infinitum.
Creativity is embedded and enmeshed with emotions. To create is to connect with the core and the depth of the being.
In the flow of creation
Is the acknowledgement
Of the letting go
In the depth of creation
There is only pure potential
Where I, Me or Myself
Ego plays ceases to exist.
Expressions are conceived
In the potentials intention
They will find purpose
In the very strength of intention
That elevates consciousness
Beyond pride and prestige
Beyond fame and fortune.
As creativity tunes in to sense
The subtlest of emotion.
In the shaping and the blending
From thoughts to action
Creativity and humility
Go hand in hand in sublimity.
Have you any experience on the interconnects of creativity and humility? Do care to share.
A few of my posts related to Creativity
On Creativity https://savvyraj.com/2018/04/01/on-creativity/
When one reaches a realm where every thought trangresses the personal self and senses are transmuted to infinity.
Where there are no boundaries of feeling bound, where every connection is a give and the sharing extends much beyond the taking with unconditional love and grace in every action.
Where being in touch with one’s most conscious self, there are no disappointments,failures, stress or pressure of approvals or disapproval.
Where the body mind and spirit feels alive to every moment that life has to offer…in a nonjudgmental space that is acknowledging of one another as they are…
There is an acknowledgement of Subtlety and Grace of Transpersonal Love.
Universally this stream of unconditional love is flowing in all beings and its just a matter of time and energy to bring this to conscious awareness.
Image Credits A painting by Savvy Raj
And I reshare this post thanks to the lovely quote share by my dear friend Ashok Subarao who thoughfully sends inspiring quotes and pictures for me to write and paint on .
This quote share by William Blake resonated deeply with what I had written on Transpersonal Love . So I simply had to incorporate it here and what was interesting to me to note was how the image colours of the quote you sent and matched so beautifully with my painting drawn back in time .
Thank you for your kind shares once again .
To dance ‘the love of my life’....
‘To dance is to converse with your soul in oneness’
Well I have just sat down to write supercharged after dancing an improvised version of Rumba to one of my favourite songs ‘Every day I love you by Boyzone. Yes I love to dance and I willing and wholeheartedly share my love and passion for it with the world.
Well who ever told you about dancing by numbers has perhaps never learned to dance from the heart!😉 Beyond the number game … yes we may begin with counting steps though I find a lot of people like me who prefered to learn with rhythms of quicks and slows. I prefer to associate dancing with the heart beats and the breath of life itself . I also find that when taught this way the dance gets closely connected with the authenticity of you and your movements as you are.
After all dancing is being you!
The art of dance can introduce you to yourself and beckons you to know your limitless potential.