There is more to life than merely
there is the dreaming and hoping
and the creating
there is this essence

inside us all from the
earliest times
where art and poetry
were scratched on cave walls
on vases and in songs
and not always in
hallowed halls.

And art is also dance
where color enraptures you
and textures wrap around you.

Art is fearless.
it sings of the glory of hillsides
and the joy of patterns
of tree branches with shivering leaves
also of unspoken anguish
and hidden fears.

Art interprets the smell of the earth
and the seas
and gives us a reason for being
the human race