Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Colors of Words



Lowell Boyers
Immoveable 1 (Open Eyed)
textures of meaning and mindful expansion of the perceptual self


blended dreams
striations of impasto
fill cracks in my psyche
until a universe is created
    to withstand
the blitzkrieg of time’s clucking moments
a peck here
a movement there
a fable created
out of dyes and oils
the pointed connectors of color
binding nuance to canvas
a word to a page

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

Shared with Poets United Poetry Pantry 

19 comments:

  1. some really neat imagery in this audrey...the striations of impasto....the fable made of dyes and oils...the art....and yes putting word to page is art as well...as you show...smiles.

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  2. This whole thing is so gentle, I would like it much better without the "blitzkrieg", which to me doesn't describe the incremental nature of time, nor serve the mood of the rest of the piece. That said, I like the rest of it very much, and if you were writing for texture, you did it nicely here.

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    1. Thank you Fireblossom. I went back and read it again--I think "blitzkrieg" does jar the mood a bit--but I also think at my age, that is sometimes how time feels--let me think more on your comment

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  3. This is truly beautiful! Describes the creative process, I think, Audrey! And the picture compliments your words so well!

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  4. I love the way your words and the art work complement each other. I like the slow pace your poem gives to the movements of time.

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    1. And yet time seems to scream by these days----thank you Sherry!

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  5. I have wondered before if the universe's creation was akin to the artist's way. I think so.

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  6. Lovely poetry Audrey. I really like
    "a peck here
    a movement there
    a fable created"
    and that final line is perfect.

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  7. I think "blitzkrieg" is fine.

    The mood and vocabulary of the piece made a great read overall.

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  8. It is not so easy to create an abstract piece of writing, and I think you have provided a colourful pastiche of images and emotions which works very well.

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  9. Audrey this is lovely... life, art, writing...one fluid motion (or brush stroke:-)

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  10. great imagery. that's a painting with words. :)

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  11. Yes you really did paint with words, thanks for giving us a peek at your canvas.

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