Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

Painter Thought Felt Meant? - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

artist painter
are you alone
in your mind
painting pictures?

later will come
flocks tourists
to graze upon
your lent landscapes?

later will come
sightseers to feed
upon raw images
you splash upon pages?

later will come
revisionists to tell
public what
painter thought

felt meant?

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Comments about Painter Thought Felt Meant? by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

  • Electric Lady (2/2/2017 10:37:00 AM)

    Wow this is deep! A very exciting read. I'm glad I found this poem. Thanks for penning! (Report) Reply

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  • (1/23/2017 6:23:00 PM)

    Painter Thought Felt Meant
    A great poem, and a cautionary tale. I think someone who can read, I mean comprehend, tries his or her best to avoid ascribing meaning to literature. Instead, the effort is made to unlock the meaning the author wishes to impart. There may not always be success, and at times the literary destination may prove too difficult a journey, but the effort is worth much more than any mere speculation. What the writer intends is....what your painter also seems to be aiming at. A great piece. (Report) Reply

    Terry Craddock (2/1/2017 11:41:00 PM)

    we paint with words, the canvas the page, ripple with vision sight

  • Marianne Reninger (1/13/2016 9:04:00 AM)

    They tell us painters, don't be too derivative... Leave some things to the imagination....that's why I cut images, paint over subjects, create light tunnels, dark, mysterious places, and words, always words, to tease, tempt, and educate the viewer. see more work at www.pinterest.com under Marianne Larsen Reninger, Marianne's Art board. Loved your poem.....on to the peace poems which demand long reading... (Report) Reply

  • Weldon Davis (12/31/2015 11:40:00 PM)

    Dug the poem..Immediately; like Michael I thought of poets and the way they paint canvases with words (Such as you so eloquently do) bu (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (2/4/2014 4:24:00 AM)

    Yes Michael many times we have been told what words meant, sometimes the tellers even get it right :) The artist knows, critics perceive or invent, readers rare take words which echo with truth into their souls; for such readers we write :) (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (2/4/2014 4:18:00 AM)

    I was one of the defiant declined scholar chains, I had opinions, based with reason quotes, choose exam questions, university lectures with care. Especially listened read original prose poetry, weighed the words :) Many times we had these conversations; may there be many more :) (Report) Reply

  • Miroslava Odalovic (2/4/2014 1:31:00 AM)

    later will come
    revisionists to tell
    public what
    painter thought

    felt meant?

    Yea, welcome to the age of interpretation :)
    Create Collaborate Present

    first define and then command
    few have as yet defiant declined
    an invitation to scholar chains

    frame framed the refrain
    create collaborate present

    reverberate elaborate evaporate
    they sent we went we were spent
    too cheaply still dearly paid
    for uni certi -ate -ation crussade
    Miroslava Odalovic
    (Report) Reply

  • Michael Riley Shutt (2/3/2014 7:51:00 PM)

    The same can be said of poets, Terry.
    Great work.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 3, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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