Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A Painter Without A Brush

 

the brush is a mongrel moon

a sop of soap stone, lump of foolish

grains in my hands, grey from winter


my fingertips are callous

unfeeling of any rhythm on canvas

i am slumbering shadow of dust


among the fine selections of books in garden

the sun brings a jingle of spring's eyes

as bouquet of wildflowers for the first


time & i am enamored with torrential clouds

of hues, shapes & hollows & tangent of words, whorls

of verses, as if famished, i drink it slowly


colors infuse & thrum, sharp as limes & lemons

my lips are basted by magenta & saffron spice

uncorked, honeycomb drips unabashed on ground


bees alight in morning blush of dewdrop

as if i am apricot tulip, budding rosy 

a new day, i 

am



Title from:  A Painter Without a Brush (Gerhard Richter)


Posted for dVerse Poets Pub -  Poetics:  The Poet as Painter,  Hosted by Laura Bloomsbury.   Please join us for a wonderful prompt at 3pm EST.

17 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Grace. This is beautiful. I had a hard time picking my favorite lines....that brush as a mongrel moon...
    but I think these are my favorites:

    "colors infuse & thrum, sharp as limes & lemons
    my lips are basted by magenta & saffron spice
    uncorked, honeycomb drips unabashed on ground

    These lines are so descriptive and actually quite delicious!

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  2. I agree, this is absolutely OUTSTANDING, Grace!💝 So much to love here especially; "i am enamored with torrential clouds of hues, shapes & hollows & tangent of words, whorls of verses, as if famished, i drink it slowly
    colors infuse & thrum." *swoon*😍

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  3. entrancing and magical your artwork Grace. I felt giddy just reading those glorious colour lines
    "colors infuse & thrum, sharp as limes & lemons
    my lips are basted by magenta & saffron spice"

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  4. I think this title is going to be very popular, Grace, and the responses are going to be fantastic. I love your poem, the alliteration in ‘mongrel moon’ and ‘sop of soap stone’, the use of colour and the way these lines almost tumble off my screen:
    ‘colors infuse & thrum, sharp as limes & lemons
    my lips are basted by magenta & saffron spice
    uncorked, honeycomb drips unabashed on ground’,
    and the image of those bees alighting in ‘’morning blush of dewdrop’!

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  5. I love what you did with the title... I sense that the brush has been a prison, and the season before you let go with the spring and passion, without the shackles of canvas and brush

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  6. The imagery of spring overtaking the "painter" is just so lovely, a palette of colors, emotions, renewal and life.

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  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous wordmastery!

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  8. So vivid and evocative! I loved this line "colors infuse & thrum, sharp as limes & lemons" this would sound great read aloud! 💕

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  9. You had me at Stanza 1, Grace, and I drooled all the rest of the way through. Outstanding creation.

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  10. I love this! Like Lillian I am struggling to pick a favourite line. I think the final stanza for the way you wrapped it up. I love the ethereality of it all!

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  11. this work is super tantalising, and that last stanza so beautifully hopeful ... such a pleasure to read!

    this is so exquisite that it inspired me to write a poetic response 24 hours ago now ... but twice my comments have been gobbled up by the system!

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  12. This is a very lovely piece Grace. The imagery of the garden as the new day breaks is captivating. The shadow of dust and uncorked honey are great!

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  13. This is rich and full of depth, texture, and color. A most beautiful write Sanaa. I’ve been sidelined by my flaring arthritic fingers, so I am late reading everyone’s work.

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  14. time & i am enamored with torrential clouds
    of hues, shapes & hollows & tangent of words, whorls
    of verses, as if famished, i drink it slowly

    Great rendition Grace! Hank often has the confusion feel when viewing an abstract. Yes, it must be viewed slowly1

    Hank

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  15. If you're talking about a God in 3 Divine
    Persons - Father, Son, Holy Spirit, you're
    RIGHT ON!!! However, if you're talking bout
    the nefarious demons who rule this world
    right now before d'Second Coming of Christ,
    I must disagree: you must find that brush
    AND paint!!! For without Jesus, we have
    absolutely NADA. ZILCH. NIL. NYET when we
    pass-away but a whole in tbe ground with
    our name. This should help IF you can read
    beeeTween the lines and I know you can cuzz
    you're a woman of great strength to search:
    ♡ en.gravatar.com/MatteBlk ♡
    Love you.
    Cya soon.
    be@peace.
    GBY

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