To a Painter, From a Poet: Art is Reality

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Jun 23 2012

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Category: My Poems and Garden, Poetry, Visions

26 Comments

Aperture:f/6.3
Focal Length:55mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/200 sec
Camera:NIKON D3000

Paint me reality

in your own reality,

that of a gardener

or a peasant perhaps,

or a basket of flowers

closest to my heart.

.

Paint me reality

in its grimmest state,

the misery of war

the cruelty of man,

paint it to me with

photographic accuracy.

.

Nevertheless,

Paint me brilliant sonorities

of new color harmonies,

a sea-side landscape

or a summer-flowering tree,

with enchanting poetry

and sentimentality, Β paint

all these things for me!

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26 comments on “To a Painter, From a Poet: Art is Reality”

  1. Is a very touching poem, of great sensibility. You reach our soul with few words but so deep. Thanks

    • Grazie, Giusseppe, for your kind words! I wrote this a long time ago for my Humanities College Professor (a painter and writer)) who discovered the poet within me and encouraged me to release that hidden talent, and this is what I’m doing now!

  2. Beautiful flowers and I really liked the poem. While I do love to paint, I haven’t a clue what I am doing. It is simply something I must do.

  3. Dear Cynthia, How beautiful! Thank you, Ellen

  4. &You’ve painted beauty through these words..
    Peaceful weekend

  5. Oh, this is beyond wonderful, Cynthia–I love every line, and word!! God bless you, Sister–love, sis Caddo

  6. Your poem dances lively with a beauty that overwhelms the senses and leaves a certain peace…as only you always can do! Thanks for the pure blessing of your words and image!

  7. Beautiful , the flows so smoothly loved it!

  8. Its very beautiful! Brings joy to my heart! You are a very talented writer πŸ™‚
    -Naima.

  9. very well done, Cynthia….I do like this multi layered poem.

    Much enjoyed,
    Ciao, Francina


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