Day 24, Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poem, Life Drawings

Inspired by AWD24, Anjum Wasim Dar’s, “Pencil City”

Life Drawings

If we could outline our lives,
pencil-draw and illustrate,
pastel the years, crayon over tears,
erase mistakes, re-trace–
archive the drawings with a note,
highlight this place, add a quote
from that time–

the bright beauty, the blues, greens, and pink
tattooed in indelible ink, shaded, but well-defined
rolled, tied with a ribbon,
filed in my mind.

I am once again participating in Paul Brookes’ April Ekphrastic Challenge. Each day, I will post my poem(s) here. You can see the art and read the other responses by going to Paul’s site here.

The artists are Gaynor Kane, John Phandal Law, and Anjum Wasim Dar. Thank you for your wonderful  and inspiring art!

23 thoughts on “Day 24, Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poem, Life Drawings

  1. Beautiful piece! It reminds me of a song I love, “Aquarela” (“Watercolor” in English) by Brazilian singer and songwriter Antonio Toquinho (not to confuse with the other song “Aquarela do Brazil”).
    “We are making our way on a walkway of watercolor
    that one day will finally fade away”

  2. I would love my past to look like that beautiful city!
    Our memories are malleable, but unfortunately too often we paint them in bleak tones. Balance, so elusive. (K)

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