Make it public… PLEASE.

by Starla J. King on September 28, 2012

You share your poetry with me and my heart gets steeped in compassion as I read your anger at the injustices in your world.

You share your painting with me and my stress dissolves into the colors licking the canvas edge.

You share your song with me and my thoughts become melodies and my heartbeat changes to match the pulse of life.

You share your story with me and I see my own life mirrored in the character who feels alternately lost and found.

You share your art of laughter with me and my cares dance away into thin air.

You share your art of the powerful question with me and my floundering finds an anchor of clarity.

Art shared = lives changed.  More than you may ever know.

Make your art public.  PLEASE.  

Public Mural, 5th Street Philadelphia

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Ros Nelson September 28, 2012 at 11:30 am

This is such a wonderful mural. Love it. Thanks. Do you know who painted it or where it is?


Starla J. King September 28, 2012 at 11:46 am

Ros, that mural is only a few blocks away from our house in Philadelphia.

I don’t know specifically about this mural, but I do know it is part of the Mural Arts Program that was originally started to give graffiti artists a different way of expressing their art. There are a gazillion murals here!! (I think there are more here than any other city in the country). I am completely taken with them!

Here’s more info:


rebecca @ altared spaces November 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

I, too, am undone by this mural!

Art changes.


Starla J. King November 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

“undone” is the perfect word for it! I go out of my way now to see this mural, to look at the little details I have missed before.


Gina March 10, 2017 at 1:44 am

risposta di Paolo sulla differenza tra "Versione Ufficiale" e "Ricostruzione Comunemente Accettata" hai risposto, su Luogocomune, che sei stupefatto e che hai bisogno di un giorno per riflettere.Posso chiederti cosa intendi? Stupefatto perchè la trovi una risposta &qipo;otlutica"? Da parte mia, condivido pienamente la considerazione di Paolo.

Elizabeth September 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Since you asked, I thought I would share some of my creativity here. I thought it might be appropriate. If I am incorrect, I apologize.

A poem about love ->

Creative, Colorful, Unique Wallpapers ->

Thanks for your call for creativity shared. I love seeing the handiwork of others, and I know others who feel the same.

Have a good one.


Starla J. King October 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Elizabeth … and thank YOU for sharing yours!


Amy September 30, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Thoughtfully considering.


Starla J. King October 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Amy… thoughtfully waiting. 🙂


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