Saturday, August 3, 2013

August 4, 2013 Sunday Whirl #120 and Poets United Poetry Pantry #161

Fragments C&G #144  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper


I enter the studio 
Each morning
Face the gravity 
Of the plans made
I find the end 
Of the thread
I left 
To find my way

The painting may
Look Non-objective
The viewer
May not be able
 To make sense
Of what he sees
Cannot guess
What the artist
Was thinking

But you can be sure
This artist
Was thinking 
About something
It could be
Or... breath
Or... salt
Or... shoes  
Or... bread

Even a shadow 
On the wall
Sends me ideas
Like Franz Kline
With his
Black strokes
It all makes sense
In my head

Note:  The visual language allows the artist to abstract an idea.  The artist can  seek the essence.  He is able to push, to pull, to stretch and reshape a thing, or an idea.  It will conform to the artist's needs.  Through the use of color and abstraction the artist is allowed to thrill us with his inventive use of the visual language.


gravity, plans, thread, landscape, salt, breath,

shadow, shoes, bread, sense, sends, head

Poets United Poetry Pantry #161

Nothing to Say
Caught in between
Tug and pull
With large chain
The words
Can't come out to play
And yet
I dream
Dream of you
Nothing to say
Cage opens
Words tumble out
The heart beats once more

Note:  Perhaps this is a wee writer's block?  In the month of August.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Very cool, Annell. I envy you your peaceful studio and time to create. My life has imploded. No one is giving me a minute to draw breath this summer. Argh.

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

This is simply a terific poem! I felt as though I was following along as you were painting each word.

brenda w said...

You bring us there with you, Annell, and that is a gift. This piece should be available to art students. Sharing your process like this is important, and you do it well.

TALON said...

The creative spirit is wonderful to matter the shape or texture it takes. This was lovely, Annell.

Mary said...

You have given us an insight into the artistic process. Nice.

Nanka said...

Great artistry in your poem I love the thoughts of an artist and how it turns so very creative!! Nice thoughts expressed!!

mindlovemisery said...

Oh gorgeous Annell your poems are like paintings so vivid! Love the glimpse into your creative process

Brian Miller said...

sometimes getting it from our minds to the paper is the hardest leap...but then again that is where the magic happens and possibly it becomes more than we even could imagine...

Dances With Vodka said...

it is always a pleasure to catch a glimpse of an artist's mind!

cloud-shadow said...

Although I really like both of your poems, the first for it's concrete explanation of the creative process, and the second because of it's haunting emotional quotient, the line that drew me was in your notes. That the creation conforms to the artist's needs. Profound when thinking of God as Creator, the Artist. Soul satisfying when thinking of one life in constant pursuit of creativity. Thank you much for this one, my friend.


WabiSabi said...

Beautiful poems, both! What a pleasure to read and indeed, follow along on your creative journey!

irenet23 said...

Love it when you share process. What lovely studio you got, lucky Annell.

Stan Ski said...

Inspiration always has a source...

A Cuban In London said...

That was a beautiful insight into the whole creative process. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

flaubert said...

Thanks for sharing your creative process with us, Annell. I liked this a lot.


Sumana Roy said...

very honest pronunciation. a rewarding experience on my part.

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful writing...!!


Cathy said...

Nailed it and it can be apply to poems, especially mine.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

So very articulate--and such beautiful writing!