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

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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/

The Future -You See #haiku #photography

"Spectator - Speed of Light" Oil by James Rosenquist
“Spectator – Speed of Light” Oil by James Rosenquist

To hold in my hands

gazing between stars and moon

future far too fast

 

Dare I to gaze

behind or before my gate

trip over what ifs

Ponder the Future is today’s haiku prompt at Carpe Diem. Do we dare look even a little ahead??