Monday, November 13, 2017

I'll Paint You a Poem



With this keyboard, I will paint you
a honeydew melon patch at the far side of summer,
draped in dew-kissed webs, the spidery artist 
long-gone on its trembling legs.
I will sketch for you a patch of shy fiddlehead ferns,
unfurling delicately, blushing green, 
to the tender song of the brook.
I will paint you a sky-high sun over the mountains,
so you may clearly see the path of the waterfall 
down its slopes,
and I will colour in perfect puffy storybook clouds,
birds of many colours,
a rock covered with growling, barking sea lions,
and a gray whale, leaping, far out at sea.


If you are still not sated, wait one instant more,
and I will, with a flourish, 
create for you a star-flung sky
just before midnight, frost crackling underfoot,
scent of wood-smoke on the almost-winter air,
and I will pencil in the faint sleepy cry 
of an owl going into its burrow,
just before dawn.


An oldie from 2014, which I will share with the Tuesday Platform at Real Toads.


12 comments:

  1. you write so wonderfully healing poem Sherry!

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  2. I am pleased, but will never say sated for fear you'd stop! This is such lovely imagery.

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  3. I completely adore the penciled in bit.

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  4. Love this especially; "and I will, with a flourish, create for you a star-flung sky just before midnight, frost crackling underfoot, scent of wood-smoke on the almost-winter air".. *swoooooon*💘

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  5. I enjoyed this poem, Sherry - an oldie but goldie! And I'd love to catch a glimpse of those 'fiddlehead ferns,
    unfurling delicately' and the 'star-flung sky
    just before midnight, frost crackling underfoot'.

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  6. The first two lines pulled me in completely. So many lovely images in this I would have to re-quote the whole poem.

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  7. Oh, you can paint me a poem anytime. I could use a few wild brush strokes.

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  8. Just perfect Sherry...love the painting..

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  9. Wow!!! This has got to be my all time favourite from you Sherry

    Much💖love

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  10. " the spidery artist
    long-gone on its trembling legs."
    one of the best ever lines in a picture of a poem

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  11. I love the idea of painting a poem. Wonderful imagery! :)

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