Painter's Work



Painter's Work
To sink deep within his soul and swim amongst many hearts,
That venture in a past that hides a renaissance man of art,
To sketch in charcoal feelings brushed within works of pain,
Devoid of torment for his art, there would be no painter's gain.

Forgetting the artistry, hidden deep within his aching soul,
He looks for a spectrum of shades reflecting through a crystal bowl,
Where one stroke of color upon a backdrop of lush, deep green
Highlights on a canvas, beyond a sparkling, blue country stream.

There stills of a painter's vision draw an angel in his nightly dream,
Leaving fresh paint running from a face, in textures of blended cream,
Not knowing the dye cast in multi shades is from his painter's brush,
Where the artist's heart for his work has given him a painter's rush.
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Submitted on July 05, 2016

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Scheme XXXAA BBXC CCDD
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 786
Words 141
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 4

Norman Wilson

IntroductionForgotten are the times the tick of a clock once chimed sobering sounds that caressed my hearts nightly dreams. As I awaken to the touch of light that burns upon a candles wick flickering my words for all to see. This drives my thoughts through the darkest of nights of loneliness that renders my quill upon parchment with ink that dances to minds and souls.Now I hear the screeching of my heart when the blue horizon covers the orb of emptiness.Within the shelter of my mind with little, purpose other than my words that keep me sane. These are my new poems I have written in the quiet of my night, forever wished away in a writer’s pain. As I strive to write that perfect poem that, my soul desperately seeks. Then and only then can my words rest upon a sleep. more…

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