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Dark_Shades
12-22-2002, 06:38 AM
surprise, surprise ..... it isnt a painting ...... phew!! I heard a sigh of relief...... this is a poem - I hope it alright to post in here... but this is where I hang out mostly :D ...... portraits and animal forums .... I just wanted to share this with you, its written by a good chat buddie of mine from Texas ..... and Id really love your thoughts and comments on it

IF I WERE AN ARTIST


If I were an artist ~I would
splash the canvas with sapphire dreams
that chase the night. Or ~
sprinkle mottled roans on a wild Stallion
thunderin’ across the valley floor ~ And
surround him in slivers of silver as he
mates in faded yellows of a hushed moonlight.


If I were an artist ~I would

dab hues of chiffon to light the tomorrows
in a child’s eyes. Or ~
capture the warmth of orange droplets
of a Tom Sawyer day. And
drape the background in soft blacks of
an Ansel Adams’ early evening.



If I were an artist ~I would

swash fall’s cedar browns into a blend
around the smokey grays of winter. Or ~
broad stroke the dazzling golds of a field of daffodils. ~ And
wade brush deep in the azure sea of Texas Bluebonnets.



If I were an artist ~I would

swirl the vistas in sweet lavender of springtime. Or ~
set in blazing reds the fireball of sunset. And
splatter the air with icy blue of snow capped mountains.



If I were an artist ~I would
wash the old barn in the rust
of forgotten yesterdays. Or ~
bathe an ivy covered forest glade
in a bed of Crème de Menthe greens.



Oh if only I were an artist ~
but, alas I am a only a writer who draws pictures with her words.

Redsy333
12-22-2002, 08:16 AM
Beautiful Words!:D Thanks for sharing:D

crispy
12-22-2002, 08:27 AM
I really liked that! My favorite part was the third paragraph.
-Cristy

sunny
12-22-2002, 08:54 AM
I love the poem,

Every verse I read, I wanted to illustrate it!!

Oh if only I were a writer ~
I would compose poems for artists to paint to~

marilyn h
12-22-2002, 09:06 AM
Wouldn't be nice to have both talents. I love the poetry! It would make a very nice illustrated poetry booklet!

Dark_Shades
12-22-2002, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by sunny
I love the poem,

Every verse I read, I wanted to illustrate it!!

Oh if only I were a writer ~
I would compose poems for artists to paint to~

Many thanks Sunny... she will be tickled to read this........

she feels she has no talent...... and prob kill me if she knew I had posted this...... small blessings for large masses of water in between us :D

Dark_Shades
12-22-2002, 09:22 AM
Originally posted by marilyn h
Wouldn't be nice to have both talents. I love the poetry! It would make a very nice illustrated poetry booklet!

.. she will love this comment too Marilyn :D .... we talked awhile back with the same idea in mind

Dark_Shades
12-22-2002, 09:25 AM
Thanks to all for taking the time to comment... it will mean alot to her

JohnnyRed
12-22-2002, 09:49 AM
I also love writing poetry. I believe that art and writing poetry do go together. On the Poetry page of my website, I've stated that poetry is painting pictures with words.

The poem here fulfills and amplifies that comment.

It's beautiful and conjures up mental pictures in the brain.

From a painting, only one picture is seen. From a poem, every reader will create their own personal picture. There is real beauty and talent in being able to inspire such pictures.

drawingspirits
12-22-2002, 10:00 AM
That was too beautiful! Thank You for sharing it!

KarenU
12-22-2002, 11:34 AM
Beautiful poem Dawn! :D

Lulu
12-22-2002, 03:06 PM
This is absolutely beautiful and deserves publication. Your friend has really got HUGE talent.

sundiver
12-22-2002, 07:42 PM
It would be a fun WC project to illustrate it for her.