Linked to Jingle’s Poetry Potluck where this week’s theme is sketches, images, impressions: http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/
a Rhyming Tercet
Were you to draw this life in black and white,
the lines would then be hard and unforgiving—
no subtle shades to ease the journey’s plight.
With color’s tones and even shades of gray
the world assumes her nuances of beauty—
the lights and shadows of our every day.
So you surrender paint and page and hand
unto the artful muse who lurks inside you,
allowing her to guide you thought and pen.
You smear the color orange and then the yellow
to taste the sweet scent of the Scottish Broom
and forge in black the loamy earth below.
Now play with texture to confuse the senses
and add perspective, draw the viewer in.
Create illusion to obscure pretenses.
You will take risks when you engage in art,
allow your soul to bleed on canvas bare.
Be sure you understand this ere you start.
Photo: Max Wehlte