The Beholder is a Birthday Celebrant

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Sep 04 2011

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Category: My Poems and Garden


Focal Length:55mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D3000


At last the beholder becomes the view

An embodiment of unseen truth, untapped feelings,

a painter and revealer of dreams.

Man.  Woman.  Humane human.

Forms split into multi-prismatic facets

With rigorous method

Reject color in favor of profitable forms.

Can there be an objective comprehension

Of the thing depicted?  Think!

Even with a personal frame of mind

Cast doubts into lasting values conceived

In parcels and volumes.

Out of that lingering respect for visual

Sense data develop a picturesque,

Invigorating, rejuvenating style.

A touch of a breath of life…

Is there warmth, is there life?

In a single whole there is though not

Quite enough. Insist then with passion

For insight, for concern,

For sympathetic identification

With the subject.


At last the beholder becomes the view.


2 comments on “The Beholder is a Birthday Celebrant”

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