Sunday, August 23, 2015

Of profound power, the easel

                                                                              Attribution: Arnold Eagle
Image:  Photograph of Pat Collins at his easel in 1939 (here)
(Patrick Collins (1911–1994) was one of Ireland's foremost painters)

Of profound power, the easel
A companion, an honor beckoning
on the artist's mind
A sight that goads at the conscience
with motivation to create

(25 words)

Note: Mama Zen on writing of a power image:
A power image is an image that one returns to time after time.  It's part art, part personal mythology, and part creative. It's a thing, it's anything that one imbues with a greater meaning than it would ordinarily have and adopts as a signature symbol

For Margaret's hosting at Play it Again Toads
at Real Toads: Words count with Mama Zen

13 comments:

  1. Can sure bring forth a power to create in those that need to create

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  2. With just an easel and his mind, the canvas fills with life.

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  3. "on the artist's mind
    A sight"

    I love the sound in this ... the way one line runs into the next, begging for a play date.

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  4. For some reason, I kept on hearing this read in Patrick Stewart's voice.

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  5. Yes, yes, yes, the easel as partner! My daughter speaks about that all the time, her steady friend on the journey of creation. This was taut, well-written., and evocative. Well done, Hank! Amelita

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  6. Ah-ha-ha-ha...blank page brings the same feeling of reproach to the writer. Wittily and honestly done.

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  7. A perfect poem describing an easel...I like calling it a companion

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  8. Blank canvas like empty page, I expect!

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