Fine Art – POEM

picture frame

Blank canvas, no paint.
Except:
Once we enter,
That canvas is never clean; never white,
Every day changes its surface,
Fine strokes, aggressive daubs,
Emptied buckets in rage, in lust,
Colours mixing,
An uncertain finish.

Only in parting, can the frame be applied
Step back and see what they were really made of,
As the paint dries one last time,
No acrylic, watercolours, pencil or ink,
Is it dark? Light? Or mixed?
We decide in part, the rest is hurled at us,
On a canvas never square, nor symmetrical,
No one knows quite how many sides,
There are,
In the gallery that never opens.

lion around 2

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23 thoughts on “Fine Art – POEM

  1. Excellent. Great metaphor and images.

    1. Cheers, thanks for all your feedback.

  2. I really like the metaphor here. I love that we enter without “paint” – to me that is no agenda, just live life as it comes. Embrace it, fight with it, and keep it.
    wondeRful 😉

    1. I like your interpretation, thank you.

      1. 🙂 🙂 Yay! welcome 🙂

  3. A cool addition to your other work.

  4. Woo-Hoo! Terrific, Lion!! Spoken from my soul…

  5. Very nice. Suddenly inspired to throw one together myself. Thanks for the inspiration!
    https://babbitman.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/still-life/

    1. Nice one, I’ll check it out 🙂

  6. A fine verse, Lion. Nice work!

  7. Thought of a six word story on this! 😀

    1. Haha I’m glad, writing begets writing 🙂

      1. It’s set up for tonight, with props for you. 🙂

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