“There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick,
there is not a swindle, there is not a vice
which does not live by secrecy.”
"Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets;
art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine."
|Secrecy is sometimes considered
of life or death importance.
“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”
― Benjamin Franklin,
|Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park,
Photo by Diane Arbus (1962)
“A picture is a secret about a secret,
the more it tells you the less you know.”
― Diane Arbus
I feel that telling my secrets makes me less vulnerable.
What would make me vulnerable are the secrets I keep.
Midweek Motif ~ Secrecy
According to Wikipedia:
Secrecy (also called . . . furtiveness) is the practice of hiding information from certain individuals or groups who do not have the "need to know", perhaps while sharing it with other individuals. That which is kept hidden is known as the secret.Doesn't that make "secrecy" sound clinical and devoid of poetry? I love mysteries and parables which hold more secrets than can be unraveled at any one time. And I enjoy the characters in literature who have secrets or grapple with them. What about you?
Your Challenge: Write a new poem with a secrecy motif or narrative.