Artistic Temperament

Freyas Tears by Gustav Klimt.jpg

'Artistic Temperament'

Go ahead:

Feel too much.

It is required for poets.

They will say

the way you feel everything

moving through you

makes you -

“artistic,”

“sensitive,"

“fragile” -

but not useful.

But that useless magic

will make you the instrument

of the wind,

let you speak

the magnitude

of the ocean.

I may be a writer

lost in the stars.

But write from the head

and it will be like

building a house

with bricks of dust.

Art: Freya’s Tears by Gustav Klimt.

Jessica Wilbert