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(28th September 1949 / Lancashire)

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Canvas

Before my eyes brilliant colour, perfection
Dancing gracefully in every direction,
The world of trees, the art of nature
Are simple reasons for a painter.

The power mother nature can release
Could make a painting, a masterpiece
A gallery of natures finest hues,
Enough to stir the most reluctant muse.

Should mother nature tutor me in art
My tree would show a living beating heart,
And should I save one single living tree
My canvas would inspire the world to see.

Red, orange, yellow, green and brown
Colours of beauty my brush would put down
Bright and vibrant Maple Red and Golden Oak
Living, breathing felt with every brush stroke..

©2011

Submitted: Monday, March 26, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, March 28, 2012


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  • Birgitta Heikka (4/10/2014 8:25:00 PM)

    Lovely poem with a nice rhythm

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  • Daniel Y. (4/9/2014 7:58:00 PM)

    Magnificent poem! The dance between world and artist is inspiring and beautiful. The individual vibrancy of colors is uncatchable!
    I enjoyed this poem, please read one of mine.

  • John S (4/8/2014 10:46:00 AM)

    Yes, great subject. I was even thinking something along the lines of this poem's theme last time I took a hike in the George Washington National Forest. I was thinking about how beautiful and intricate nature is. This poem focuses on the vibrant colors, but the thing that I love about nature is the incredibly detailed nature of reality. Even in a single tree, you've got thousands of leaves, each leave with thousands of little details, and thousands of details in the bark of the tree.

  • Yogi Sally Ann Slight (4/8/2014 4:18:00 AM)

    I hope you got to do some painting....thank you for the poem

  • Dean Bottomley (4/8/2014 4:18:00 AM)

    Beautiful sentiments expressed in a great way

  • Syed Md.zainul Abedin (4/8/2014 3:50:00 AM)

    This is a splendid write.
    Thank you Hazel for sharing the wonderful work.

  • Michelle Claus (4/7/2014 3:32:00 PM)

    I agree with you, Hazel Connelly. I, too, write and paint. Earth is one of my favorite artists. :)

  • Elena Plotkin (4/7/2014 1:19:00 PM)

    Great poem, great rhyme. My favorite line is The world of trees, the art of nature
    Are simple reasons for a painter.10++

  • Babatunde Aremu (4/7/2014 6:48:00 AM)

    Great write, I like it. keep on writing

  • Jayne Davies (4/7/2013 9:12:00 AM)

    Very good poem! Well done x

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