Comments : Blank Canvas

  • 6 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I van relate so well. I love to draw and I am in to abstract you never know the outcome of it. Staring at a canvas to me is extremely frustrating and I mostly end up black and white. Thank you for sharing. All the best to you

    • 6 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      I totally get this Dagmar. Sometimes I have a simple idea that I think will take an hour.

      Four hours later I'm still sat there. The beauty of drawing or sketching is he you ain't happy you can alter it. I can paint too but once the paint hits it's there to stay

      Craig x

  • 6 months ago

    by Michael

    Craig,
    I agree 'Black and White' is a cover-to cover the true colours that lie beneath, a great expression here and your colour certainly shines through fella

    Michael :)

    • 6 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks Michael

      Someone finally got my meaning with this one

      Craig

  • 6 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    If only more of us could see in colour and not black and white, Craig.

    Well done,

    Ben

    • 6 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      I disagree Ben! Some things are simply black or white. Colour is irrelevant. Shades are what define.

      To me the shades of our humility are the things that make everything unique

      Respect as always my friend

      Craig

  • 6 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    At art college we were taught to paint in black and white and shades of grey and then turn the canvas upside down to check the shading was in the right place. This poem reminded me of that where colour can detract from form and balance. It looks like you too have been trained in the arts...

    Maybe its the same with poetry too. Sometimes a poet can create the most visually superb intricate metaphors yet another day write something simple with subtle light and shadow that outshines the first through it's sheer simplicity.

    A lovely piece that is thought provoking and interesting. Best wishes Milly x

    • 6 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      I've never been told by any tutor to turn it upside down.

      Art is art for its own sake and is interpreted by the artists view. Like poems and rhymes? There is no right! There is no wrong!

      There is however the beauty of creation

  • 6 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Massive thanks to Mills for catching me out on the type error.

    When I first joined I got so slammed for them. I'm not dumb I just write fast. Some of you stopped correcting me as I posted more and more. Never do this! If I mess up tell me! Once written I never read my own stuff again. Or very rarely!

    Cheers Mills for having some balls

    Craig

    • 6 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Still, I prefer life in colour...
      When the white light of the sun is sent speeding through a raindrop, that drop acts as a prism and splits that light into seven different colours - its original and purest colours - the rainbow. There was no white light to begin with...it was an illusion.
      Take what people call 'coal black' for example. If you look hard enough, isn't there just a twist - just a hint - of the darkest possible blue? Like white, there is very little in life - literally or metaphorically - that is actually black.

      Anyway, I ramble and I do like the poem to keep to the point, lol

  • 6 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    I see where you are coming from Ben

    Regards

    Craig

  • 6 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Fifty shades of Craig, lol. This is a great piece, lovely flow and rhyme and I agree, even with colour, it's the shades that give dimension. :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 6 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Many colours but only two shades.

      Craig x

    • 6 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      That made me giggle x

  • 6 months ago

    by Brenda

    Amen Craig, amen. Nothing in this world is black and white. So made shades and hues, well done-

    • 6 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks pleased you liked it x

  • 6 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    I really like how you manage to pull off with all the
    perfect rhymes without it been forced. It reads smoothly
    and at the same time takes the reader along with you on
    your thoughts...like surfing.

    As for the poem, yes nothing seems straight forward and
    nothing is black and white if we just learn to put our prejudices
    aside all will be clear...that is what I get form this delightful read!

  • 6 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Glad you liked Meena.

    Sorry for the delay in replying, i've been having connectivity issues

    Craig