June 13, 2010

Air Etchings.


The field is such a fine place
for the easel board and lead.
Miles and miles of nothingness,
a clear and silent head.

Sharpening the pencils
with a sure and steady hand.
Then breath in inspiration,
casting thoughts out to the land.

A wispy stroke, a beaded brow,
just where will this line end?
Along the shaded darker route,
with his linear of friends?

A blended, smudgy vision
is now starting to evolve.
As graphite takes you over
Reality dissolved.

The lineweight finds its ideal shade
The pulp accepting tones
In simple sweeps the graphite keeps
Creations as His own.

Miles and miles of nothingness
That neither talks nor lies.
It is amazing what appears 
when not before the eyes.

Another great prompt from Willow at:

http://magpietales.blogspot.com/

27 comments:

00dozo said...

Nice Magpie! I really like the last stanza.

Sam Liu said...

A beautiful interpretation of the prompt and a wonderful Magpie Tale. This was a delight to read.

kathew said...

perfect perfect- love your piece. I especially like the last two lines
"It is amazing what appears
when not before the eyes."
I always am amazed at what happens to the paper as one draws.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Its amazing what you got from that one! Fantastic!

one more believer said...

beautiful place this... graphic evolving reality dissolved... glad to have finally participated and glad to have stopped by

Tumblewords: said...

A lovely vision.

BLINGLICIOUs said...

OMG! Your blog is soooooo cool! Thanx for the comment! I will definately follow your blog and I leave comments all the time=)
thnx again
xxx

Sue J said...

Most enjoyable.

Everyday Goddess said...

I really like that! and your sons band is very good, what a talented family!

Lena said...

Thank you all, my fellow Magpie's and friends!

And an extra thank you to Everyday Goddess for checking out my son's band. It's not as if I strategically placed an advert for them or anything.....*ahem*.....

Jennifer said...

"...reality dissolved..."

How often we strive to reach that moment, to escape within our art.

Brian Miller said...

oh a fabulous magpie...love to take my pencils to the middle of nowhere just to see what we find...

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Ah my husband would appreciate this tome very much, he too draws and paints, a recent activity that he had been meaning to take up again after several years. A lovely read eld gal!

AllYouNeedIsLove said...

thank you! your blog and pictures are really cool too

signedbkm.com said...

nice magpie..."as the graphite takes you over" ...bkm

Lyn said...

You must be a visual artist to write about line and smudges..I could feel the artist's path..very good!

showme said...

Wonderfully landscaped Magpie!

brenda w said...

Awesome Magpie! The rhyme is lovely, not forced. Images abound in this piece. "A wispy stroke with beaded brow...." Love it.

Suz said...

very musical
very nice read

Stafford Ray said...

Hi Lena, thanks for visiting and thanks for the poem. So the graphite takes you away from what is before your eyes! Apt expression of artistic process!

Nes said...

Wow wow wow amazing! My favourite was the last stanza. Awesome magpie!

rel said...

Lena,
I love how you put to rhyme the very thoughts so many writers engage. You put your pencil to very good use!
Nice Magpie.
rel

Patience said...

Wow, sounds like you're not only a writer but an artist too! Great take on the prompt. I checked out Casino and I really like them:) Hopefully they can make it over to the US too!

Helen said...

It's amazing how creative we can be when we escape to a place void of distraction ... very nice Magpie!

lena said...

That's a delicious read. Very creative! Loved the last 4 lines.

Selma said...

That is the joy of it - never knowing where the pencils will take us. For me it is the meaning of possibility. I really liked your poem.gonste

Lena said...

I'm shocked at all this! Thank you for these lovely comments and for bringing my writing joy back again! Magpie's rule....!!