A Mystic Poet Is Transcended By His Work.

A mystic poet is transcended
by his work.

Artistic discipline
and religious discipline
can complement one another.

Religious ascetics
have much to learn
from the natural
asceticism
of the artist.

It is unself-conscious,
organic, and integrated.

It does not run the risk
of becoming
an end in itself.

by Genova Maaa my mother

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A mystic artist is eclipsed by his/her creative work. Creative self control and religious restraint compliment each other perfectly. Religious celibates have much to learn from the innate strictness of the crafts-person. It is uninhibited, biological and multi-ethnic. There is no chance that it will become a goal that is pursued in its own right to the exclusion of others.