August 25, 2008
A painter of words,
A manipulator of emotions,
A builder of scenes,
A sculptor of descriptions.
A poet: an artist.

A painter of words,
Words dripping colorfully on canvas
And being maneuvered with the mind.
A manipulator of emotions,
Imagism breathing life into itself:
A rainy day; a bright daffodil.
A builder of scenes,
Welding phrases together like iron bars:
Constructing emotions from raw vocabulary.
A sculptor of descriptions,
Smoothing similes and metaphors like clay:
A writer's mind my palate knife.

If a picture is worth a thousand words,
A poet's work paints a thousand galleries.

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