Mandate

 

Edvard Munch

Art punch

Blood red sky

Silent the cry.

Solace

In silence

Sought;

But naught.

Early morning

No warning

Darkness descends

Starkness upends.

Bursts of interest,

Momentary.

Searches for rest,

Arbitrary.

Human

My acumen;

Unable

To label.

Real, not fake

For his sake

I continue

Seeking sinew.

Czeslaw Milosz

No gauche

The dead in living trust

So, living, speak, I must.*

*Czeslaw Milosz’s 1980 Nobel acceptance speech contains the truth, “Those who are alive receive a mandate from those who are silent forever.” Edvard Munch’s “Silent Scream” is an apt artistic depiction for all who have no words in their agony.

Published in General
This post was promoted to the Main Feed by a Ricochet Editor at the recommendation of Ricochet members. Like this post? Want to comment? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Join Ricochet for Free.

There are 2 comments.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    • #1
  2. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    • #2
Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.