Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Mag - 24 August 2014

Greetings from Magpie Tales

"Dreams are the seedlings of realities ."
-James Allen

Starry Night by Alex Ruiz

 He hopes to know

 Take root if he may, unfettered and alive his might.
 Who and what we wonder-
 will win tonight?

Shadows yawning in the light, stretching bright.
A shower of golden rays descend this painted scene  
reaching towards tonight.
Yet facing as it may, dancing through horizon's light
laid by swishing strokes, a hopeful wish, brushing towards tonight.

This brightly vivid painted scene
speaking through, invisible seams, never too bright
this shower of blushing 
gentle strokes, before disrobing
its way upon his easel, by evening's light.

His wishes may not take flight
and so upon this scene
 take the boot he may, and burn his brushes by tonight
 in a most unsettled and deprived blight
if he loses yet tonight.

I'm hoping he keeps the fight
painting his way toward the light-
into the pail moonlight.


TexWisGirl said...

sounds like a lot of angst for that painter!

Kathe W. said...

YES! as one of my favorite painters says " Paint everyday so you will paint tomorrow"

Carrie Van Horn said...

We all need hope...painters included. :-)

Leovi said...

Yes, as a child I watched the stars in the hope of knowing!

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Cloudia said...

Your lovely opening quartet of lines would make a masterful epitaph for a painter!

ALOHA from Honolulu
=^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

Truedessa said...

A journey to find the light through artwork..The opening lines really make one want to know more.

Susan Anderson said...

I really liked this image...and your response to it.

Well done.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

(ya know I was looking for the gnome *smile*)

Sumana Roy said...

these wonderfully woven words are the need of hours sometimes...

SilverGardenia said...

I liked your rhyme scheme. Delightful poem!

Wayne said...

Nicely done..thanks for sharing

Kutamun said...

He paints simply because he must ...and he will go on painting , i daresay !

senderupwords said...

I believe we are compelled by silent voices (such as those that demanded he take his ear) Nice Mag!

Love and Light, S

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful...I enjoyed your personal take...