20 thoughts on “New Fraction

    • Claudette 11/05/2017 / 6:24 pm

      Some things are, even though the meaning of this has changed a little. The original was a little bleaker and sadder.

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    • Claudette 11/05/2017 / 6:25 pm

      Oh, you flatter me Osyth (keep doing it πŸ™‚ ). I thought today, driving home, that I could have made it more minimalist, and still conveyed the meaning – so I may revise the fraction even further.

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      • Osyth 11/05/2017 / 6:27 pm

        It’s the curse of the artist to have their work constantly churning in their head and to need to keep tinkering in the pursuit of perfect. I think it perfect as it is, but of course I do not have the vision in my head that you are nurturing. It will be interesting to see what transpires 😊

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        • Claudette 11/05/2017 / 6:35 pm

          Not sure I am an artist, but sometimes the urge to make things better cannot be denied. I don’t usually re-write (basically, because I am lazy and I do mostly like what I have already written), but I have an itch with this one. πŸ™‚

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          • Osyth 11/05/2017 / 7:38 pm

            Then it must be scratched. And I think you ARE an artist if writing and particularly poetry are arts which I rather hope they are!

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            • Claudette 12/05/2017 / 7:04 pm

              πŸ™‚ The question of what art is came up on another blog I follow – it was interesting to read what others think about it. Not sure I finally agreed with some of them, but I am a teeny bit picky about my “art” likes.

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              • Osyth 12/05/2017 / 7:07 pm

                I am gearing myself up for my daughters Fine Art Degree Show, the culmination of 4 years work at University in just under two weeks. That she is gearing much harder is a given. The gearing for me is the fixed smile as I glide around installations that I know before I even get on the plane will be beyond me and not at all what I consider Art to be. She assures me that modern art is about the thought process and feeling behind the piece and not necessarily what you see. Don’t tell her but I simply don’t get that it is art. Fortunately her own work does appeal to me and not simply because she is my daughter!

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                • Claudette 12/05/2017 / 7:20 pm

                  Glad you can like hers. I find it so confusing some of the things they call art. I understand that the concept of “art” is a fluid thing, but my concept of art is not so wet and wobbly. πŸ™‚ I guess maybe I should appreciate the fact that soeone went to the effort of visualising it, creating it – but, really, it just doesn’t cut it for me. Don’t know if you follow “feeding on Folly” – but that is where the post was, there were some good points made, but I was thinking this morning as I drove to work, based on some of “definitions of art” a serial killer could describe their killing as art! – NOT a good thought to have driving to work.

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                  • Osyth 12/05/2017 / 9:14 pm

                    But you have a point, about the serial killer. I will find ‘feeding on Folly’ … I think I would enjoy it. Art must be fluid to progress just as science must but some of it is deplorably short of valuable. In my opinion. YOu might laugh at this – some years ago when my eldest daughter’s best friend was graduating Art School he rang and invited her to the Graduation Show. He said ‘You won’t understand my installation. I can’t say I understand it myself’ … he got a 1st. Fortunately he has gone on to become a commercial film maker (promos for bands mostly) of some note and I DO understand his work mostly in that context but honestly!!


    • Claudette 11/05/2017 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks Dick. They do say there is a doppleganger for all of us, maybe they just might be of the opposite gender, and I would be complete within myself πŸ˜‰


  1. C. J. Hartwell 11/05/2017 / 1:41 pm

    I love that you’ve kept your poems from 30 years ago, and I love that you rework them. Also, I love this. Beautiful.

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    • Claudette 11/05/2017 / 6:28 pm

      That’s a lot of love CJ, and I kind of like that πŸ™‚ I have kept nearly everything that I have written, mostly I don’t re-write them, but this one spoke to me yesterday (and again today , actually) so I tweaked it a teeny bit, but I think it might get a little more re-work. Thanks for your lovely compliment.

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    • Claudette 11/05/2017 / 6:30 pm

      Love that thought, thanks Brian. I’ll be keeping my ears open to the Universe, but in all honesty I’d probably hide in my bathroom, cause 13+ years is a looooong time.

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