Monday, April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014 Writers Digest/ An Artist's Self Portrait/NaPOWRIMO/ The Bowman and the Maiden

An Artist’s Self Portrait

In statue I am not tall
Not dark
Not young
Not male
I work everyday
It is not a question
It is what I do
I always have a ready
Smile for you
You will think
When you step
Into the studio
I was just waiting
For your return
......So be it

I am quiet
Lost in concentration
A hermit
Living in gratitude
I am my own counsel
I investigate what
Interests me
Though I value
What you see
What you think
I follow my own path
From seashore to
Desert shelter
Stickers in my feet
Brush in hand
Eyes open in wonder
Gather colors
Red, yellow and blue
And use them to
Share my world with you...
Will you know me
Posted on April 7, 2014
New Wordle List
Meaning, hurl, listener, rattle, pluck, taut, clenched, music, tender, unique
The Bowman and the Maiden
In the air
Music so tender
Eyes awash
The scent of lilac blooms
The color lavender 

Heavy in the trees
Spring is here
The bowman draws
The string taut
Releases the arrow
Hurled through the air
Hits the bulls eye square
Maiden fair
Smiles in his direction

Offers token

For luck


Mary said...

I enjoyed this portrait, Annell. I can see from your words that art is your life, and life is your art.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I, too, am a hermit living in gratitude, so I resonate with this poem. In the second poem, I love the image of the bowman pulling the string taut.

Brian Miller said...

i like how you start by describing everything that you are not...
and the sentiment on them walking into the room
as you had been waiting..