These Words

These Words, March 13, 2014, 2 AM

What happens to these words
When the don’t come out

My eyes see them
Create horizons from
Points of no return

My ears hear them
Talk unrealized hope
Off of ledges

My lips dare
To speak them
And stutter confusion instead

My skin feels them
Awaken even the deepest
Sleep of lovers

My nose breathes them
And spring flowers
Are slighted

These words become great
Even when
They stay in & with me
© Shilo Kuriakose 2014


Posted on March 22, 2014 .

2011: A Poem (Jan 3, 2011)

by Shilo Kuriakose

I will see you at Kailash
Before and after
Our journey this circle
Will be quiet
A compliment
To the freedom
You are rhythms
With them
Tremors decline
In Strength
Meditate thru me
As we fight back

I predict a non-researched
Ego tamed lion heart
Candor in soft voice
Without eloquent speeches
There will be leaders
Women anchors
Prayers heard
Answered in quiet

Resilience and comfort
Will travel
Take root in hearts
You and I
We’ve been here
Before today
We will dance
With Action

There will be blues
Willed from fringes
With intention
You found my name
Alternating between
Tradition and creation
Honey and humility
I am full of LIFE
Will for solidarity
I will see you back at Kailash
For fellowship

© 2011 Shilo Kuriakose.


Posted on October 24, 2011 .

“It Is Okay for Artists to Make Money…No, Really, It’s Okay”

Executive Summary — When art and commerce are mentioned in the same sentence, many people become bad tempered or think something needs fixing. This paper argues that more artists ought to make more money more often. HBS professor Robert Austin and theater dramaturg Lee Devin identify and undermine three fallacies about art and commerce, and suggest that it is necessary to carry on a more careful and less emotional conversation about the tensions between art and business and to overcome a general aversion to business common among artists and their patrons. They also stress the need to develop better theories about how art and commerce can achieve integration helpful to both. Key concepts include:

The interests of art, artists, and business can be best served if more commerce enters into the world of art, not less.

There are three fallacies, often implicit, about relationships between art and commerce: (1) art is a luxury and an indulgence, (2) art is clearly distinguishable from "non-art," and (3) commerce dominates and corrupts art, and subverts its purpose.

Good art should achieve appropriate commercial value consistently, not just occasionally. A conversation takes place when art and commerce are in tension, a conversation in which neither artists nor managers should dominate.

Posted on May 6, 2011 .