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The Painter and her Canvas

Updated on September 14, 2010
Photo by: Rebasue
Photo by: Rebasue


THE PAINTER:

She brushes her hair away from her face,
Lifting up her paint brush.
Stroke after stroke she's amazed,
At the color of her work.

She engages in such beauty,
The creation that she is creating,
As she's painting away her thoughts,
On a blank canvas...

Flowers blooming...
Field of flowers,
She's painting away her thoughts,
Painting it to her perfection.

Like the perfection of her skin...
So bonded to her flesh,
She sings from within,
Her soul is glorified.

She's one with nature,
One with herself,
Nothing around her exists,
Except the blank canvas with her thoughts….
Slandered all over it.

She continues to work herself to perfection,
As she's painting, she reflects on her life...
And all that she has accomplished.

Thoughts! Leave this painter alone...
So she can work on her blank canvas.

Her arms start to get tired,
But she maintains her faultlessness...
She indulges in her work,
As her painting starts to take form,
It's no longer a "Blank."

Sweaty beads run down her face,
As she works to completion,
She takes a look around herself,
And remembers where she was.
She looks at her canvas and smiles...

Her canvas is almost at completions point,
Her fingers starting to burn,
Hands starting to tire,
Sensation in her arm is gone,
But she still manages a smile.

The painter enjoys her work,
As she captures the beauty of life...
No one can distract her attention away...
While she works to complete her blank canvas.

She looks at her canvas,
Takes a deep breath and smiles...
Overwhelmed with it's beauty,
She takes it all in...

Sighs a happy sigh,
Start to cry...
Because the beauty on her canvas came from within...

 

Written by: J.Lono

Copyright: 2010

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      ROMANCER OF LIFE 3 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Awe... Thank you sweetie! So are you! You're an amazing and beautiful writer :) I appreciate you!

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      Cassandra Mantis 3 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Hey Rena, you are a Talented Lady and a Great Writer! Hail to you! :)

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      ROMANCER OF LIFE 3 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Thank you Cheeky girl :) You always leave such nice comments and I'm always lost for words when it comes to replying. *smile*

      You are such an amazing commentator and you are always appreciated here! I hope that you are having a blessed day.

      ~ Romancer~

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      Cassandra Mantis 3 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      So haunting and evocative in the way you caught the artist at work and giving so much of the spirit and love within to the canvas. It might be a very subtle play at obsession...

      It takes artistic courage and patience and love and willingness to not surrender to one's ego to a creative process. In the end, the art will be seen and when it's beauty is revealed, you will find beauty has not been lost, but you will be discovered and found. :)

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      Cathy Nerujen 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Sublime, and dreamy. The life of the artist is always half in a dream and the mystical wonderland of the imagination. A great poem.

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      ROMANCER OF LIFE 6 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      @ Boogr - Thank you very much. I have a deep love for art and I'm so pleased that you liked this poem.

      @ Pachuca213 - It seems that you and I have the same interests. Although... I just recently discovered that I love writing poems, when I decided to sit down and give it a try. I found that I love it! It's so therapeutic for me =-) I love art as well. I love anything that allows me to be creative. Thank you very much for reading. God bless!

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      Pachuca213 6 years ago

      I am proud to say that not only am I a lover of writing poetry I also dabble in art. You expressed the experience of painting so beautifully!

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      Boogr 6 years ago from Louisiana

      This is beautiful! Truly describes an artist's work!

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      ROMANCER OF LIFE 6 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Thank you Astra Nomick! I'm so pleased that you liked it.

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      Cathy Nerujen 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      This is love poetry and so artistic too.Thank you for a lovely hub.

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      ROMANCER OF LIFE 6 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Thank you blaise25 =-) I'm glad you liked it.

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      Fehl Dungo 6 years ago from close to you...

      You painted every word beautifully :)

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      ROMANCER OF LIFE 6 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Thank you =-)

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      Acid Rahne 6 years ago

      lovely

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      ROMANCER OF LIFE 6 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      I'm happy you liked it Samuel. Thank you for reading =-)

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      samuel hodges 6 years ago from Winston-Salem NC

      Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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