Inspired by AWD24, Anjum Wasim Dar’s, “Pencil City”
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!
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It would be nice, if we could to so. Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend! xx Michael
It would be–and I suppose we do, in a way.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too. 💙
Thats right! Thank you very much! xx Michael
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”
Thank you! I’m pleased it reminded you of a song you love. 😊
I love this and will share!
Thank you very much, Marian! 😊
If only! Wistfully beautiful, Merril 🙏
Thank you so much, Ingrid! 😊
I love this! I could see it prompting readers’ own creative expression.
Thank you very much, Liz! That’s wonderful! 😊
You’re welcome, Merril!
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)
Thank you, Kerfe. Yes, I think it is sometimes difficult to strike the right balance.
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Lovely idea! Perhaps we can. It would make a beautiful filing system 🙂
Thank you! I think we do–sort of. 😊
That is some thought
Thank you. 😊
What a wonderful idea… we can, in our mind…
Thank you–yes. . .😊
(thank goodness) 😉