Liquid Art

Submitted by Ryan Ford

In the water

Where we are surrounded by a deep rugged canyon

Able to all fit under this big blue roof

Looking up to witness patches of white

Scattered across the sky

Like a new canvas again each day

We are the artists of existence

Hinged with infamous repute

Submerging into obeisance

Remember us

Forsaken and futile

In the water


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Photo Credit: The Water Lily – Claude Monet


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The Vita Brevis Team

“Ars longa, vita brevis" (art is long, life is short). This maxim so moved us that it seemed only right to title our online poetry magazine after it. It may seem curious that we chose Vita Brevis (life is short) as our title instead of Ars Longa (art is long). But this choice was more than appropriate; after all, the aim of our journal is to publish work that shows a keen awareness of not only art’s beauty and immortality but life’s toils and finiteness. We want to revive and nourish the rich existential literature that forms when art and the human endeavor collide.

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