Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Colorless Canvas

Photo and Edit by Linda Rogers



Like lonely artist with tree branches sketched 
the memories of him stay f-o-r-e-v-e-r etched

 The penciled-in leaves drawn deep in her heart
 dimming bright hues into colorless art 

She watches as light begins fading away
and whispers of him lead her spirit astray

Frigid dark branches have nothing to lose
just as the lover who misses her muse

The pain of staring at his empty canvas
leaves her imprisoned and riddled with madness.


For OpenLinkNight at dVerse Poet's-Week129 
































21 comments:

  1. staring at an empty canvas is no fun... be it in writing, painting or life... there's this fear... mainly to make mistakes and we often forget the opportunity it carries as well..

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    1. My thoughts exactly Claudia. Many ways to see an empty canvas and it can shake us to our core.

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    1. Thank you anthonynorth. Glad it stirred emotion in you. Makes me know my writing is affecting my reader.

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  3. I specially like the last couplet ~ Empty canvas like winter is colorless art ~

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    1. Hi Grace-I love that you saw the metaphors in my work. You made my day and I thank you.

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  4. I picture here that the artist has died & his significant other is looking at the canvas and mourning terribly for the one who had been loved. I understand how very difficult this must be...to look at something that was to be 'in progress' and now stands never to be completed... Fine poem!

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    1. Thank you for your generous compliment and comment Mary. Yes, the main theme in my poem is a woman who has lost her love, her muse, her art and color in her life.

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  5. I like how you expressed the sadness and nostalgia for what once was, and the pain this triggers.

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    1. Gabriella-indeed the loss leaves her world dark which use to be bright and full. Thank you kindly for your thoughtful comment on my work.

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  6. Did you write a piece for Friday Flash Fictioneers? I couldn't find it. Anyway, I'm a twin too - I'm sure I'm a lot older than you - I have 13 grandchildren, 4 boys with wonderful daughters-in-law, and a hubby I've had for 44 years. Maybe I will figure out what I did wrong. I love my sister too - we are very close. Thanks, Nan

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  7. Hi there Nan-I actually wrote this piece for dVerse Poets. I found others poems there and linked up. Friday Flash Fictioneers sounds delicious. Can you tell me about it? I just turned '51' this past Jan 13. We twins have a pretty cool and unique life. Sis and I have done some pretty fun things as twins.

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  8. Thank you ayala :-) Have a good night.

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  9. Nicely juxtaposed. I think coloring in the picture would be good therapy!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Colleen. Indeed getting color on that canvas would be good for someone missing their muse.

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  10. An empty canvas sounds such a sad state... I was really confused first coming from Friday Fictioneers into my other favorite prompt dVerse... wonderful

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    1. Hi Bjorn~I have no idea how I ended up on Friday Fictioneers link. I thought I was linking up to OLN at dVerse. Sometimes this computer age can really throw you for a loop. Thanks for coming by. BTW-if it helps me fit in a little better, this poem is fiction. LOL

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    1. Thank you Ruth. This was fiction~no worries :-)

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  12. Bjorn~I had someone else say I was accidentally on Friday Fictioneers. I have no idea how that happened. I thought I was linking up to OLN at dVerse.

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