Poet’s Corner – A Painter’s Poem

Lifting the gold off my palette to make way for sienna
My box of colors accompany me
The sun seeps through bluish gray inviting light and warmth
While I insert words and papers to enter my canvas

Forms shaped from memories
Develop as pieces of a puzzle
Rebuilding pathways of colors and lines
Weightless like cascading blossoms with dew
They overlap in textures arranged like icing on a cake
Thick and creamy

A pure white duels with bright colors
Softening in melting creams and crimsons
Like a lush greenhouse fragrant and full
Within their boundaries
Lyrics are made visible
Shapes speak shapes
And sprinkles of pastels dust sparkle like stars
Sensuous to touch

Closing my eyes to inner imaginings
And carving out of canvas
Slow and constant like meditative breaths
Letting go holding on
Within a puzzle of dreams

About Marsha Solomon (17 Articles)
Marsha Solomon is a New York artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums. Her poetry has been published in both American and international art and literary journals, and recently a monographic book on her work, "From Rhythm to Form" was published by Cross-Cultural Communications.