The Artist’s Eye #Art #poetry #photography

stole beauty

Memories of too short a moment spent with you

your view of beauty expansive  revealing

I am tuned to a sensual ballet

you see the  dancer’s 2nd performance

Georgia O’Keeffe though not your style

unveils passers by to a flower’s identity

whether overstated as the magnolia

or silent in her fragrant dance

your work a bit on the dark side

beauty you capture from within

your subjects never beautiful

for then there is nothing to draw from

no need to look to subject or soul

where do you reside when in-between canvases

your mind now hidden more and more in shadow

but for a moment I saw

beauty spoken before the first application of paint

 years standing still in an artist’s eyes


Blue Morning Glories (1935) by Georgia O’Keeffe

On rare occasion do I explain a poem. This poem is about an Alice in Wonderland type afternoon spent with a gifted artist. This man I believe once quite well known in NYC now suffers Parkinsons and dementia. He thought I was a writer from a New York Magazine. If in his jumbled memory, he could go back to those moments where his art was admired then I hope he can remember those  moments we spent as special. We studied this magnolia blossom (above) and gave a short lesson in art appreciation to someone in passing. One very telling comment he made “I never chose beautiful women as subjects. Then there is nothing to paint. I rather chose subjects where I can pull out elements of beauty.” Had I not been at this center to spend time with a dying loved one, I would have relished more moments with this artist who I only know as “Roberts.”

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. 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.

8 thoughts on “The Artist’s Eye #Art #poetry #photography

  1. thoroughly enchanted with everything here.. the visuals, the words, the stories and the wisdom… thank you so much


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