Sunday, 13 May 2018

The artist

Ferenczy, Károly - The Woman Painter (1903)

Ferenczy, Károly - The Woman Painter (1903)

The artist holds her palette in her hands
Standing statuesque
Lost in inward gaze
Waiting


The artist holds her palette in her hands
Squeezing tubes and stirring
With spatulas, with sable brushes
Blending


Colours lustrous, radiant and blazing
Partnering her frenetic dance
Her inner vision
Birthing


A metamorphosis
Arising from canvass and toil
From oil and paint, brushstrokes
Nurturing


The artist holds her palette in her hands
Standing still as a statue
Lost in her inward gaze
Waiting


© Sheila Ash, 2018
The inspiration for this poem came from reading Langston Hughes' poem "Trumpet Player"
 

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