BY JAN HAAG

POETRY + ESSAYS + MUSIC + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO





POINT OF VIEW

7-5-97



O Devayani,
you have tried to make beautiful
things

for the pleasure and delectation
of men
and of women

But for the most part they don't see them,
they don't care.
And once you have made them

you, too, are impatient
with having things,
anything at all

around.
Nonetheless, you observe, that most men,
most women, prefer

the disposable junk of the outlet store
or the museum,
convinced

-- brainwashed
by our peculiar times --
into believing that ugly

means "the truth."
It's a point of view,
Devayani,

strange,
but
true.





Copyright © 2000 Jan Haag
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Jan Haag may be reached via e-mail: jhaag@u.washington.edu




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BY JAN HAAG


POETRY + MUSIC + ESSAYS + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO



21st CENTURY ART, C.E. - B.C., A Context