The Lips of an Artist Must Speak the Truth  by moonlover

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Poetry featured in the book of poetry called ‘The Forsaken Muse, A Woman’s Journey from Sorrow to Hope’

Canon 40D f1.8 50 mm lens, self-portrait

Featured in the following Groups:
The Silky Touch
Art forthe World

Published in the Pink Panther Magazine, July 2010, page 66
Featured in Art for the World website/blog
Philosophy Corner
The lips of an artist must speak the truth
Proclaim beauty in whatever form
Speak on behalf of the defenseless
and the oppressed
Lift people’s spirit,
Express compassion
Shake complacency
And declare love for humanity.
Out of the artist’s mouth,
there could be redemption…

-June 2010

Rowena (Moonlover) is the author of the book The Forsaken Muse, a Woman’s Journey from Sorrow to Hope; available in major online bookstores & selected outlets in Sydney.


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  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    Lovely!! . . .

  • Thanks Hugh for this, and all the other comments. I shld Bubblemail you for questions re my new MAC. Struggling a bit, as am a Windows user at work, but got a MAC for my art work:-)

    – moonlover

  • John O'Dal
    John O'Dalover 4 years ago

    Exactly. Imagine the world without artists.When the oppressors come (Chile etc.) it is the artists who are their biggest threat, the reason being what you have written.

  • Thanks John, I feel so passionate about this.

    – moonlover

  • Munggo
    Munggoover 4 years ago

    Extremely beautiful! Well done! and your comments are superb ;-)

  • Thanks Munggo. You are very kind.

    – moonlover

  • JaneCSolomon
    JaneCSolomonover 4 years ago


  • thanks JaneC

    – moonlover

  • markFairaday
    markFairadayover 4 years ago

    love the words and the lips.

  • thanks MArk for taking time to visit.

    – moonlover

  • tim norman
    tim normanover 4 years ago
    i was thinking this last night……“art should communicate truth above all things.”

    written by John Ruskin in mid 1850…….so much theorizing ….trying to make sense of some stuff in my journals…you nailed it….How fab u agree xx
    excellent words ..Tim…..the hands of an artist too…..??? made my day x am a experienced imac ‘er’

  • Thanks Tim that there’s a great writer who agrees. Just passionate about our role as artists – ‘To whom much is given, much is required’. I takethe responsibility quite seriously. And yes, hands, lips, ears, body- the whole of us. xx (yes, now know a few if I have mac isues,) :-)

    – moonlover

  • Erika .
    Erika .over 4 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant…


    Your work’s been featured in Art For The World

  • Thanks Erika. great honour to be featured. Ihope the message gets propagated. Am glad so many agree.

    – moonlover

  • Simon Groves
    Simon Grovesover 4 years ago

    A beautiful mouth and perfect words….. I agree, being an artist is not supposed to be always comfortable is it? !

  • No, as I said "to whom much is given, much is required’. There’s responsibility that comes with it, I believe.

    – moonlover

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsover 4 years ago

    Brillian work, both the words which link well with the picture and convey a profound truth

  • Hey George, thanks. You are a living example of what an artist should be :-)

    – moonlover

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 4 years ago

    Wonderful in all ways. Took Tim’s link over here.

  • Thanks F.A. xx

    – moonlover

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