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Two Artists

One artist with brush and paint
The other with pen and paper,
The finished product sits on the wall,
The other on a page inside a book.

The painting on the wall will dazzle your eyes,
The written page will stir your emotions.
The painting needs an ornate frame,
The other needs only to speak for itself.

The painting may be worth much money
But the other, no money can buy, can be priceless.
They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,
What you see, is what you get.

The pen is mightier than the sword
And beauty is only skin deep,
So, who is the fairest of them all ?
The painter or poet

One tries to catch your eye
The other will steal your heart,
A painter will use the same texture
But a poet transforms it's reader.

Do whatever you prefer in life
Do your best to be a master craftsman.
A six letter word, CREATE, do what ever you like
But make it an original.

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Comparing the difference of two artists

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Written on January 17, 2022

Submitted by Dougla$Irishman on January 17, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 877
Words 191
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    Thanks Denny for your nice comments. I did folk art many years ago, did 50 works but as a 87 year old senior just found out that poetry is another medium to discover yourself ! Imagine I have finished 35 so far, maybe that is it ! 
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