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How Can An Artist Recreate Nature,

Updated on October 11, 2010

Yoko Ono posted the question:

"How can an artist recreate nature??"

And I replied:

Magnify some Autumn leaves

a thousand times, capturing

the sugar colored splendor,

and the roadmap of viens that fed it,

photograph it in high definition,

and then print it on silk fabric

that will flutter in the breeze.


Capture rain in barrels of water

and use it to spritz your flowers

and gardens during a drought.

Dress in a puffy cotton costume

like a silly cloud.


Remove all the rugs

from your house, and

replace them with rich topsoil,

then plant grass & flowers,

and soon you will walk

barefoot on nature's finest carpet.


Pour a clear resin in a bowl,

that will hard into polyurethane,

set it outside like ancient amber,

and wait 48 hours to see what

tidbits of nature you have captured.

Faliing leaves, wind blown dandelion puffs,

tiny curious insects that strayed into eternity

all frozen in the depths of that clear plastic dome,

once it is removed from the bowl.


Perhaps donate your useful organs

upon death to those whose organs

are failing & extend life itself,

letting your heart beat on,

your liver detoxify,

your skin repair burn damage,

much as nature would if it could.

Live on beyond your frail, mortal flesh.


Capture the tears of a

suffering nation until

they fill many tubs,

and then ask our leaders

to bathe in the sorrows.

Perhaps then peace will

become a cleansing

experience for all.


When you die have

the seed of an oak

put in your body,

which will alow you to

become human compost,

and eventually a tall tree

that was fed on your essence.

Acorns like children and

grandchildren will tumble

at your feet.


Then when you are done with all of this.....


Place a tall glass out

in a snowstorm, fill it with snow,

add some margartia mix & tequilla

and grow heady on the world's waters.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MFB III


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    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 

      8 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      The splendor

      of your beauty

      shines without


      against the others


    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      MFB, You reach into the inner depths of one,s soul, your mind weaves silk and satin with a little magic tossed in.

      Micky when you planted the grass

      The landlord couldn,t give you a pass

      He knew if he did let you grow grass in your house

      It would be a haven for a cold little mouse

      Now, we all know you have a kind heart

      So many more mice would come and refuse to depart

      So it,s best to plant the grass outside

      Then the cute little mice would have a place to run and hide

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      Brenda Durham 

      8 years ago

      LOL Micky! I needed a laugh this morning, and you did not disappoint either!

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I had to read this again. It is delightful as always! one thought though- if you're renting - make sure your land lord gives their approval. I went ahead and planted grass in the living room but that didn't go over too well!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Bro!!! Just put me down for what Brenda said!

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      Brenda Durham 

      8 years ago

      MFB 111,

      I'm not the one who asked the question, but I'm compelled to comment on your answer(s)!

      You do not disappoint. As always, I'm in wonder at the depth of your imagination and talent.


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