Artistic

Poem #23 – Stamp collection – National/Global Poetry Writing Month 2017

Artistic 23
Artistic

Aesthetic
The eye falls upon
sweeping lines
like a horizon of rolling hills

Tactile
Finger tips run along wood
sanded buttery smooth

The brain looks for rhythm,
pattern, meaning,
needs a name.
We want a name and an interpretation.
Hard wired to make sense of the world,
attracted to beauty,
color, sculptured form

Driven to feast our senses
on creative products
in all media
paint, charcoal, metal, paper,
wood, clay, fiber, words,
and assemblage
ordering and arranging disparate items
into a cohesive work of art

Art is what makes us unique among animals.
It can be our higher self
or drag us back to tribal urges.
Expression of divine
or expression of madness.
The true self spilling out
onto canvas
like a road sign,
a cairn
for others to heed or follow
to inspire
to evoke
to bring us together
or to separate us.

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About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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