adventures in dysthymia

Friday, August 23, 2013

En Garde, a poem

En Garde

The avant-garde let down its guard
saying it was far too hard
to come up with each new fad,
to seem edgy, artsy, mad!

To always lead the way — it’s tiring,
and such a bore to act inspiring
when all is truly the same old,
dressed up, messed up, being bold.

Gladiators of the coliseum,
now perform in the museum;
pantomiming blood and art,
the avant-garde plays its part.

Stephen Brooke ©2013

complete doggerel, dashed off in a couple minutes --- but a semi-serious critique of contemporary academic art pretending to be cutting edge

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