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Old 02-07-2012, 12:58 PM
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Hi all - I'm quite new to Wet Canvas and just found this thread. So many interesting poems. I painted "Buffalo Scout" last Spring as an anniversary gift to my parents (16x20 oil on stretched canvas). I then came up with a poem of the same title to accompany the painting. It's the only one of my paintings I've written poetry for.



Buffalo Scout
My heart races at the big river bend.
The sounds, the smell of water awaken my soul.
Anticipation brings tenseness I fight to control.
A successful hunt, on me will depend.

The Great Spirit lifts me as the eagle up high.
Strong prayers guide me, the buffalo scout.
Led by a great bull, old but still stout.
A small herd roams near, unaware of their spy.

I signal the hunters armed with sharp stone.
Brave riders, fast ponies, the ambush takes shape.
We surprise them so quick, they cannot escape.
My people survive on meat, hide, and bone.

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My little painting buddy
He sure made me study
He's gone far away
I well remember that day
When he left me

Dedicated to my bestus little friend Mr. Deeohgee
RIP Deeohgee 12-4- 2001 --- 11-9-2011
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:24 AM
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The Muse Has No Blocks
To Write:
I do not suffer the bane of writer's block
Am surrounded with much subject stock
A phrase, a look, a single word
Something old, a thing absurd
Find key so Muse is quick to unlock.

I face no white pages with fright
No pressures that put me in plight
May be planned research time
Or have ideas to edit or refine
Muse tells when it is time to write.

To Paint
I am challenged by white canvas blank
I conjure up images, candid and frank
May be abstract or realism
Suggestive impressionism
Or be nothing more than a Muse prank.

The palette is loaded, the colours grand
Jockeying for attention, each in demand
May be a portrait of a new born
Rainbow, sunrise or a unicorn
A granite mountain, meadow land-plan.

Twin Arts
To write or to paint, are both a delight
Some take an effort of great might
Even a labour of love has stress
Still I strive for my very best
I am content whether I paint or write.

Both may be frustrating but never bore
The best of enjoy comes from the core
Even well laid plans can go awry
And still give a pleasant surprise
One can never know what's in store.
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I cannot see you but I hate you.

South you're warm, North you're cold.
Your speed can make you really bold.

Without you, ships could never sail,
Kites and balloons would also fail.

But you move the dust, you spread a fire,
Not much about you that I admire.

I cannot see you but I hate you!

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'Twas such a sunny day
The dog romping at play
Squirrels scold
Ravens bold
Pups asleep in the hay.
...the Muse...

Aw now, and don't ye be foolin'
I bet the dog wrote that verse
Surely you'll pay him royalties
In bacon bits - table scraps
And new collar with sparkleys.
...Bush...

Doggone dog
he's so smart
he took my poem
tore it all apart.

Dug himself a hole
out in the back yard
buried all my words
I took it pretty hard.

Gave dog pen and paper
Dog gave me a bone
I went out to dig a hole
While Dog wrote up this poem.
,,,,,Maze....

Laughter broke the quiet
'Twas a neighborhood riot
Doggie digging poet
Butt to the sky
Dirt on the fly
Seeking bone diet
Neighbors don't buy it
Sure he be an idiot.
..Bush...
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:52 AM
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COLD FACTS

Finally, someone honest being real
Truth in fullness always has appeal
Put straight up front, the real deal
Honesty explains how one feels.

Not fancied up with make believe
No pretends planted to deceive
Of late, 'tis quite a rarety to read
Definitely improved to please.

Strip negative excuses; show bare
A spade's a spade - brave and rare
And not fancied up with false care
The truth will out, make things fair.

And not frazzled up with self prime
Fantasy is for the weak of mind
Unearned rewards, one won't find
They're products of egotistic wine.

'Tis an old adage from time past
Things 'right' will progress fast
Being honest is not a hard task
A proven fact that truth will last.

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Each thing I buy seems to be
Making that much more work for me.
Plants, animals, just more fuss,
Or if I buy a "thing", just more to dust.
Cars need gas, tires and oil,
Garden needs seeds to plant in the soil.
House needs sweeping, mopping, more.
Weeds in the garden, another chore.
Just seems to be, the poorer you are,
The more time you'd have for R&R.
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Nostalgia

Once upon a story
midnight days were pouring down
upon themselves
and I took you in.

For a while there were blossoms
where none could grow
and they danced in the thunder of wonder.
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Ode to a wonderful dog:

My old buddy Scrappy
He made me so happy
We'ed romp and play
most every day.
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