You Can Be A Genius And Be Sane 2013

You Can Be A Genius And Be Sane

Watching Monk* and watching self,

One senses that one can have genius

And be sane.

You can

Be odd,

The brain its own,

To nail the themes

Your thought-extremes deem right.

Monk plays and pounds

In rhythmic spasms;

Clowns around, a whirling world

Of peaks and chasms

Hell or heaven sent,

Forever in his moment.

Yet you can be a genius;

Calm and tidy, rational, articulate,

Organized, aesthetic,

Well coordinated and athletic;

All of these down to your knees,

Your genie with you when you please;

Your central point, your solo want,

To use as it befits a genius

In whichsoever form is yours.

*Thelonious Monk jazz pianist 1917-1984

You Can Be A Genius And Be Sane 7.11.2013

Vaguely About Music II; The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II;

Arlene Corwin

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