Saturday, April 30, 2011

On being an artist

On Being an Artist

The rose window fractured
by a fierce wind
shards on the grass
till he came along
collected the fragments
crafted a kaleidoscope

by the tornado of life
for two years I lay on the rug
my thoughts scattered
Now I must turn my mind around
create beauty from the ruins

photo by Willow. For more magpie tales using this photo as a prompt click here.


Liza Ursu said...

"Now I must turn my mind around
create beauty from the ruins"
such beauty in those words.
thank you.

Robin said...

How well I understand those words! They ring so true for me as well.

Love Tess' Kalidescope.... love your poems.... yesterday's was also great. Your poems are so vivid in their imagery - and so powerful....

My "fabric" is enroute to add to your "Hanging Gardens"!

Love to you and Bibs,

♥ Robin ♥

marianne said...

Glad you are making so many poems again.
This one is beautiful and suits the picture.

Have a nice weekend♥

Lynn said...

Powerful words; Difficult path to happier ending. Well done.

...louciao... said...

I like how in the poem you are seizing the shards of a broken past and refashioning them into a new vision of the present. I love that concept of creating beauty from the ruins!

studio lolo said...

Another powerful piece Suki.
It's nice when we turn ruins into beauty. We always have that power even though at times all seems so lost.

The photo looks like kiwi and strawberries!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I read strength and purpose isn this Suki. Very good.