The Artist

September 17, 2012
By AnnaX PLATINUM, Boston, Massachusetts
AnnaX PLATINUM, Boston, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
“I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.”


I am enchanted by an artist with beautiful hands, pale and lovely.

From afar, I have memorized the way you hold your pencil, the way you coax your imagination to life with lead strokes and eraser shavings on white virgin paper.

I have memorized the creases in your brow, the way they manifest whenever you are intently focused. You always looked slightly angry at this point; your fierce concentration startles me sometimes.

I have memorized the way your fingertips are splayed on your paper canvas, holding it down with an urgent yet gentle force. It is almost as if you are afraid of your drawings taking flight, away from the bounds of earth. (Your paper is a fragile butterfly wing)

I have memorized the lyrics of your laugh, my heart sings to them everyday, following the dips and curves of your mirth.

I have memorized the notes of your voice, the way they fill up an enclosed room with sunny staccatos and lavender legatos and musky calandos. I could listen to them all night.

I have memorized the electrifying pull of your presence, I am almost always aware of your stealthy body moving across the floor or filling a pocket of space. I am aware of the atoms colliding whenever you are near. From afar, I have memorized your liquid movements, but you are unaware.

I am enchanted by an artist with beautiful hands, pale and lovely.

His hands are like poetry, I want to read them everyday. I want to memorize them and feel little butterfly kisses upon fingertip to fingertip, lovely stanzas I would never ever let go of.

His hands are like poetry, I could read them everyday. He dances around my head and weaves around my thoughts, he is poetry, the best poem I have ever read.

I am enchanted by an artist with beautiful hands, pale and lovely.


The author's comments:
This was inspired by an artist I met over the summer. He had beautiful hands, pale and lovely.

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AnnaX PLATINUM said...
on Oct. 2 2012 at 4:01 pm
AnnaX PLATINUM, Boston, Massachusetts
20 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.”

Oh you are so nice! Thank you, lovely. :)

IssaK BRONZE said...
on Oct. 1 2012 at 5:25 pm
IssaK BRONZE, Farmington, Utah
3 articles 1 photo 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be ."

This...is...beautiful! I'm an so amazed at the descriptions! I love it!

on Oct. 1 2012 at 5:11 pm
kitty.mewmew GOLD, Modesto, California
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like the piano; what you get out of it depends on how you play it.
It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have time~Tallulah Bankhead.
"Everyone knows that there's no such thing as a cat owner."

Your welcome!

AnnaX PLATINUM said...
on Oct. 1 2012 at 4:52 pm
AnnaX PLATINUM, Boston, Massachusetts
20 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.”

Hi, Thank you so very much. :) You are too kind!

AnnaX PLATINUM said...
on Oct. 1 2012 at 4:52 pm
AnnaX PLATINUM, Boston, Massachusetts
20 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.”

Hi, Thank you so very much! You are too kind. :)

on Sep. 26 2012 at 11:30 pm
kitty.mewmew GOLD, Modesto, California
16 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is like the piano; what you get out of it depends on how you play it.
It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have time~Tallulah Bankhead.
"Everyone knows that there's no such thing as a cat owner."

I loved all of your metaphores! =)


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