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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Renaissance


I had a wonderful opportunity to spend today with a friend and artist, who opened my eyes to new possibilities in art, hence an art rebirth for me. 
I thought I would share this for dVerse this week, so happy open link night! 
Renaissance

Her eyes are like water
Gently lapping
Contemplation
Into the still pool
drops
a
new
thought

Pigment isn't rigid purpose -
lines and value, tone and composition each justified

but instead

expression
in
pure
honest
colour
of her soul.

doe-gentle brush
verdant pigment
luminous paper
flowing water
rippling
in
celebration
of
Life.

14 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...sounds like a cool awakening to possibilities...love it when that happens...

i like the bit of wisdom shared too...need to chew on it a bit...

Zoe said...

Hi Brian - I am not too sure about it - free verse is a new and scary place for me.

Jessica Prescott said...

Good luck with the new art.
Your free verse reads just fine, by the way. Try not to worry so much. Good for you for branching out.

Pat Hatt said...

Just jump back into and go for it, great piece and good luck.

Claudia said...

i think this is really beautiful and flows gently across the page...nice

Zoe said...

Jessica - thank you for your encouragement - perhaps in poetry I need to loosen up as well as in my art!
Pat - thank you!
Claudia - Oh, that was exactly what I was aiming for!!

hedgewitch said...

This flows very naturally and is a beautiful piece--nothing to be scared of. ;_) You got your point across well, very clean and clear, and that last stanza is delicate and right.

Zoe said...

hedgewitch - thank you. From a poet as fine as you, that is high praise and means a lot to me.

Tino said...

into the still pool
drops
a
new
thought

That grabbed me immediately and is a new slant. I have not imagined a thought dropping like a pebble before but I like the images it conjures up.

Zoe said...

Tino - it really felt very much like a pebble dropping, with ripples spreading. :D Thank you!

The Orange Tree said...

very lovely imagery.

love the vibrant celebration in the end, cool piece of poetry.

Shashi said...

Oh This is beautiful... your imagery with words like Doe-gentle brush, verdant pigment, luminous paper... beautiful words... rippling in celebrations of life... its good to have some one to arouse an interest in beauties and happiness of life.. With art, one actually lives more deeply... into now...
thanks for sharing...



Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/11/whispers-tears-in-rain.html

Zoe said...

Your words really touched me deeply. Thank you!

Mystic_Mom said...

Lovely...great to see you stretching your form.