Treasure Island

Dove Allen

(10-18-58 / Detroit, MI, USA)

Artist's Touch


With an old, sturdy trusty brush in his well-worn, skilled right hand
Upon new oil canvas he's ready to begin covering the barren and bleak
For slowly an image of a miracle begins to take place, a united stand
Finesse and steady strokes until a story unfolds, equally strong and meek

9/11 calls to mind a day most remember, a sad time to retrospect
He stirs the soul and swirls the paint, with his tender artist's touch
Picturing a crisis-torn landscape with the deepest of utmost respect
Many colors review his pride for America, the home of the free and such

Days of infamy, both Pearl Harbor and Manhattan have felt
And with each special portrait, radiant by vibrant, brilliant hue
Amidst the shattered lives that would make any cold heart melt
Taking care he decorates fresh hope for Old Glory, the red, white and blue

Dove Allen copyright 4-15-2011
Dedicated to Michael Lee Stires - a proud American and artist elegant

Submitted: Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (5/13/2011 2:00:00 PM)

    Beautiful passion of a painter has been painted well by words. Nice tribute. Colourful and the inclination towards national feelings of that painter has also been engraved well by the poet intermingling with attacking and being attacked criteria of a country. Good poem with so many dimensions. Thank you.
    Regards,
    pranab (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (5/6/2011 11:21:00 PM)

    Pigments combined to share a mood of what heart said..Deeper thought and deeper push by sturdy brush to process a emotion of his touch, even in canvas it pinch some in mind thought...You decode the meaning of the artist figure lines with elastic proud :) Like a sky turn red and blue with white clouds i thought the country flag in your heart is so broad right? :) _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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