Sunday, June 2, 2019

Jake Cosmos Aller writes

The Shape of History

Once I too had ambition
I had the usual dreams of glory and grandeur
All I wanted to be was to be a great creative genius
Only I did not know
How to kiss ass creatively

Once I had dreams of greatness
I would be glorious and free
All would envy and admire
This man so noble and great
Now I am tied down in mirthless mire

Once I hustled
Once I took no shit from anyone
Once I wanted the universe

Now I am contented to shit
And refuse to bustle
Why bother anymore

In the gathering gloom
Of the foreseeable future

One thing is certain
I do not want a room

On the scrap heap of society
And yet that might be my fate
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes - The Dream
Le rêve (The Dream) -- Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

1 comment:

  1. When Puvis presented this painting at the 1883 Salon des Artistes Français, the catalogue described its subject as "The Dream! "Love, Glory and Wealth appear to him in his sleep."


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