04 January 2011

Beloved Abstract


You wont find it
on a museum wall
it isn't signed
nor worth millions
you can't put fingers to it
to find its textures
it has no provenance
that you can source.

My beloved abstract
is created from
the pearl-grey
and blue-green
of a sea caressing two shores
from cobalt hulls of fishing boats
and faded gesso
of sand and salt.

Its pigment
reflects the golden light
of fortressed walls
verdigris shadow of secrets
silvered-green of a river
with gardened banks
and the ochre-yellow
of a benevolent sun.

This canvas
masterpiece of joy
alters its hues on a whim
on the angle of my contemplation
but it is, after all
an abstract
mine
beloved.

[ Written for One Shot Wednesday at my favorite reading room One Stop Poetry .]

18 comments:

  1. The Syncing City of Chronus!!!


    Beauté!


    <3

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  2. A Diana Lee poem goes best with the first cup of coffee.

    Its not It's. Sorry, I can't help it. English teacher, you know. :)

    These sensory images are other worldly beautiful. You are throwing mixtures of paint on a canvas and hitting the mark each time:

    cobalt hulls of fishing boats
    faded gesso
    verdigris shadow of secrets
    ochre-yellow

    Have a great day.

    Ted

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  3. Thanks all for reading and commenting and to Ted also for catching my 'oops' in grammar ;)

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  4. This is why I say so many nice things about you to other people. Also because you're lovely. Brilliant work again Diana! Keep 'em coming!

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  5. A poem that's a painting, it's so visual. With all my favorite colors and some lines that blow your hair back, especially going from the sonorous descriptive penultimate stanza to the--if you'll forgive me--abstract conclusion. Very nicely done, Diana.

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  6. I automatically like any poem which includes both "verdigris" and "gesso."

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  7. My mind waded around in this as though I were Pollock finding myself as well as you there. Just bought a new app for my new ipad called "brushes". David Hockney wrote about it. It feels like real painting and makes me as happy as your poem made me. Thanks for letting me get my fingers wet in your masterpiece. Gay @beachanny

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  8. it is a beautiful picture...and your words match it well...very nice one shot!

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  9. Stepped back in again because somehow lost my memory between lastnight & tonight/ definitely refreshing to read again and remember I already read such beauty!!!!! LOL *hugs to you!!!!! ~Will get it straight yet! (So much seen in this beautiful "abstract") ~April :)

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  10. Oh myyy..what a beautiful poem! sweet feelings and dreamy your words paint in vivid colors!

    This canvas
    this masterpiece of joy
    alters its hues on a whim
    on the angle of my contemplation
    but it is, after all
    an abstract
    mine
    beloved.

    JUST AMAZING..!
    :)

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  11. wow - I am spechless, such flawless imagination!

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  12. both were captured perfectly...wors that just oozed from the picture...or vice versa...lovely share..cheers pete

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  13. Wonderful description of abstract art. We see what we want to see - and, if it speaks to us, then it is indeed art.

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  14. YES! This is just perfect.

    jim bronyaur
    www.jimbronyaur.com

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  15. One thing about One shot is , you always find interesting poems to read and this does not fail

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  16. Dear Diana

    Its so beautiful... I enjoyed it so much too.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com
    Twitter @VerseEveryDay

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