Art Doesn’t Help People

“Art doesn’t help people. People help people.” So says the caption of one of the street art images painted by Herakut,  the German street art duo Jasmin (Hera) and Falk (Akut). See it at streetartutopia.com. Here is the Herakut art I photographed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire a few weeks ago.

On the wall (in quotes) is an excerpt from The Connoisseurs a children’s poem by Isle of Shoals poet Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-1894) born in Portsmouth:

Oh look at the horses and people!

How they hurry and trample and fight!

 

I write poetry at writingwithoutahelmet.com.