Natures old master

by Michael   Jul 11, 2018

An age-old golden artist glows
as it meanders upon a journey,
socialising with nature along the way.

rays carve through the air, displaying
an exquisite scenic route
along its path

..with a final showdown
drawing near.

a palette-
laden with succulent dusky colours
are scooped-up;
and spread across an olive canvas
where a floral sunset suffuses

pink, crepuscular roses, hints of violets
and lashings of tangy primrose

( with wisps of moody foliage )

exhibit a bouquet of waves
brushing the linings of clouds
with a scintillating garnish

as this spectacular showpiece, simmers
the old master fades gracefully
beyond the horizon
and the landscape is oiled with a silhouette
marinade ..

..and the moon comes to whisper..

“flattery will get you everywhere”


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  • 5 months ago

    by gumshuda

    Judging comment:

    Am I reading a poem or looking at Afremov's painting! This is exceptional. I very well remember the last time I saw a perfect painting in my mind through a poem - it was about four years ago - and I have treasured it all this while, but you have surpassed that imagery I once witnessed. This is very beautiful. Though I wonder, is this old master 'God'?

  • 7 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Michael I absolutely love it. Hugs to you

    • 7 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Dagmar :)x

  • 7 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Ditto to what Ren said! This is amazing Michael! :-) x

    • 7 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Kitty :)x

  • 7 months ago

    by Ren

    Michael :) Oh how you tantalize us with your beautiful words!! This piece is absolutely wonderful, and so alluring, like each word is just dripping with sweet honey dew drops. And that ending!! My oh my. Your writing gives me chills and makes my knees weak lol and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Beautiful work, as always!! (<3)

    • 7 months ago

      by Michael

      Miss Ren, wow such wonderful words, and lovely to know that poetry can have certain effects on readers, as that's what it is about. Thank you for lovely comments.
      Much love :)x

  • 7 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    I haven't picked up my pencils in quite a while. Yet this makes me want to. Perhaps I have misconstrued the meaning. Never the less it's what it made me feel like I wanted to do (inspiration comes in many forms).



    • 7 months ago

      by Michael

      That's a wonderful compliment fella, and glad it helps in a any way :)

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