That Blank Canvas.

A Blank Canvas.

That canvas plain

awaiting life's colours;

To fill each nook

with shades so right.....


The warm rich brown

becomes the earth;

that fresh new green

now grass has grown..........


High above

a bright blue sky

Then that magical yellow

yes sunshine's warmth....


Puffs of white

each soft cloud;

an arc mutlicoloured

that magical rainbow..........


A darker brown

that strong tree trunk;

various greens

those shiny leaves........


Multi colours

on green stems stand;

all the flowers

to lift each moment...................


Then a sprinkling of glitter

magical moments;

Mother Nature's creations

enchants us all..........................


A darker version

where raindrops fall;

The north wind blows

So cold its call.....


A balance of both

is what we need

To appreciate beauty

from deep within......................

To appreciate

happiness fully

we must also

have felt sadness.

Through the darkness


from deep in your heart

that the brightness

is always near at hand.

To believe with

a deep faith

we must learn






To accept

that darkness




To expect raindrops

and ferocious winds;

to accept that we can cope;

Then the sweeter

most tender

the most beautiful

time will be when we learn to


that canvas so bright




each loving caress

is never far away.

Teach your heart

to recognise;

feel that balance

not always steady;

know that love and care await

and your days

will always turn out bright.

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, this is so creative! You build love and beauty and intertwine it with the periods of darkness that is a part of life. Knowing it takes both to appreciate all that life has to offer is what helps us to cope, appreciate and shine in the end.

Wonderful piece my friend!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

H Shauna thank you so much for this great comment and here's wishing you a wonderful day my dear friend.


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mathira 3 years ago from chennai

Eddy, you are right when you say that to appreciate happiness we should have felt sadness. Creativity at its best.

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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

I love how you built this one with the blank canvas and then adding on the colors. All of the sentiments and pictures are just perfect. V+++

Wishing you a Friday canvas filled with many colors,


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

That Blank Canvas, beautiful, awesome and you have a wonderful mind of creativity

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

You always amaze us with your beautiful words Eddy but really this one is exceptional. To start with a blank, white canvas and paint it full of beauty in words and colors....then compare our lives to that blank canvas and on to the light and dark! Beautiful and creative.

Voted everything button but funny!

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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

I adore this hub, Eddy! Beautifully done!

I love your "blank canvas" in your poem and in the image. It's indeed how each of us start a new hub or any new project. From nothing we can add colours, textures, words, life, etc.

I love the way you develop your poem at the same time as the visual everything in colours and images.... and you finish with a darker, black and white version of the same project with a layer of texture.... and indeed it's life with its bright sides and darker sides! Let's hope that the bright side wins most of the time!

Your hub is a metaphor for any creation and for life itself!

Thanks for sharing!

Have a fantastic weekend!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Life and its myriad of possibilities, seen through the eyes of an exceptional writer. Well done Eddy! Now, I want you to have a wonderful weekend with Dai. Step away from the computer and enjoy life. :)



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Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

Seriously Eddy beautiful collection of words and colors here. Great job as always and wishing you a wonderful Friday and weekend ahead now!

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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Lovely Hub and so nice to see you today.

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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Eddy. From a blank canvass to a variety show! Well thought out and beautifully presented as usual.


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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Lovely work, Eddy.

Here's hoping you have a lovely weekend.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

you piece the most ordinary things together to create something magical.

your heart shines in everything you do, Eddy.

No canvas is blank for long with your creative mind around!


have a wonderful wales day!

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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Awesome Eddy, I love how you work your way through the process of collage. So great! Jamie

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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

What a wonderful idea for a hub. It's so nice to see how you create a collage step by step. I also love the different versions of images. You are so creative. Awesome.

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ahorseback 3 years ago

Eddy ! You can experiment with all these forms of writing and I still see the beauty of Eiddwen as we have known her ! Awesome my friend awesome !.......Eddie.

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Nancy Uruaka 3 years ago from Papua New Guinea

Hi Eddy. A beautiful illustration of life. I always believe that life is beautiful with different colours. So Beautiful.. Nancy

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grandmapearl 3 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Dear Eddy, what a beautifully encouraging and positive piece; building the picture of Earth's magic is awesome! You keep re-inventing yourself, but still manage to shine through each new project. Eddy, you are so talented, such a treasure! Have a fantastic weekend, my friend ;) Pearl

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teaches12345 3 years ago

This canvas is beautiful. You have such a way of bringing our thoughts around to what is so important in life.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

You create the most beautiful world with your canvas and bring joy to many. What a gift you have, God has surely blessed you!

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

I'm sorry. I am struck by what a great idea this is. thank you

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author





















Thank you so much for all these wonderful and sincere comments. Each one so greatly appreciated and here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here. Have a wonderful day and lots of love from my little corner of Wales.


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

What a beautiful idea! Love it! Up+++, my friend and sharing!

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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

VERY clever and creative, Eddy. This is one of my new favorites. Voted up and shared.

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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

You are so talented and creative. What a gorgeous collage of color and beautiful verse.

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

"To appreciate happiness fully we must have felt sadness..." absolutely....this was amazing, Eddy. As your works are. I am not surprised when I come here..I know I will find a collection of thoughts that will cause me to feel.

Angels are on the way to you this evening. p

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Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

Very inspirational! I think we should look at each new day as a fresh, blank canvas.

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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Eddy, what a lovely poem to help us see the brightness in every day. Sadly, we have to go through deep waters before we eventually recognize the reasons to be happy and peaceful even while we feel we are lost in the darkness of depression. Excellent!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author







Thank you so much for each and every comment on here. I wish you all a wonderful day and here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here.

Lots of love and hugs from my little corner of Wales.



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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Dear Eddy,

This is exceptional! What a creative idea you have here to start with the blank canvas and fill it with life, just as our lives indeed! You are truly gifted beyond measure and we are all blessed to read and visually enjoy your gifts here in HP Town!

Up and more and sharing

Blessings to you and yours this beautiful day,

Faith Reaper

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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Lovely creation. Lovely colors. Lovely poetry. And lovely images like you, Eddie, m'dear. Thank you.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

The warm days of summer and the cold days of winter are a balance. We must see the beauty in each in order to appreciate what life holds for us. Well done, in teaching appreciation for all that we encounter.

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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Beautiful, creative and superb. Loved the poems and the images. Great work, voted up.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Faith your words mean so very much indeed and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

You are so welcome drbj and enjoy your day./


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Deb.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Vellur and have a wonderful day.


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VernalEquinox 3 years ago from Denver, CO

Amazing concept. I really like what you did with this hub!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much vernalequinox.

Enjoy your day.


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