Lost Art #art #poetry #writingchallenge


It was lost

perhaps misplaced

for all of time

was it hidden under an Inca temple

had it ridden off on the back of a camel

 clasped in the falcon’s talons

maybe it was just forgotten

taken so for granted

that it vanished

in the bright of day

while people looked on

and then it seeped into the sands

carried away by the waves

to a place of treasures

an island off in the haze

piled high with forgotten things

row your dingy to the shore

hear with your ears

tunes of the Sirens

composed over the ages

performed on stage and in pits

capture with your eyes

another chapter of existence

artifacts of every kind

words artfully written on parchment

each loop personal

paints mixed by hand

artfully and personally applied to canvas

telling a story

capturing existence

paper made from trees

mixed and slurried

beauty in blemish

inks carefully screened onto hand-woven silks

tapestries elegantly fashioned with swollen fingers

forms fashioned from marble

some frown at your discovery

some with a smile of recognition

welcoming you

for you friend might  be the next artifact

******

All photographed art from National Museum of Art in Washington D.C. (Carpeaux, Rousseau, Rosenquist,  Picasso, Duchamp, )

The writing prompt for this week’s DP challenge is Lost Art. What art do you think has been lost?

Other enjoyable writing reflections:

The Lost Art of the Handoff: Where will our Memories and Stories Go?

http://thinking-languages.com/2014/06/03/the-lost-art-of-the-encyclopaedia/

http://meaningfulmommy.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/listening-learning-from-our-elders-a-lost-art/

http://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/canyon-memories-the-lost-art-of-storytelling/

http://focalbreeze.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/lost-art/

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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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15 Comments

  1. I love history and archaeology and this poem – that last line hit like me like a brick wall. I wonder what archaeologists will find of ours, study and try to figure out what we were trying to accomplish years from now.

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  2. What a wonderful way to share the importance of lost artifacts and art. Very true and beautiful. History is amazing, and constantly being made, and being added to…never ending. I really enjoyed your post.

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  3. I often wonder how things get lost and where they go. Real,imagined,seen or or unseen. Art in it’s self is a treasure always to be kept close. Find words and flow. Liked this very much.

    Melanie

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