Word Painter MAG

May 9, 2010
By suhbreenuhh BRONZE, Congers, New York
suhbreenuhh BRONZE, Congers, New York
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i am word-painter.
the pen is my paintbrush; paper, my canvas.
with words i smear color, leaving no negative space;
every inch is covered with brushstrokes of thought.
this is my art. this is my craft. and it is beautiful in its way.

no longer poet or writer; instead, i am word-painter.
my hands are covered with smudged ideas,
my clothes, splattered with stray concepts.
i am overzealous as i struggle to translate color to canvas.
so much to say, and i have no choice but to say it, all of it –
this is all i can do.

i am word-painter,
and i am limited by these words.
with acrylic i am clumsy, with charcoal i am messy.
pen to paper is all i know.
my paintings are colored by thoughts alone.
this is all i can do.

still, i am word-painter.
my phrases tilt your head this way and that
as you try to decipher my intentions,
forgetting that my art is open to your own interpretation.
by creating it, it saves me;
by taking it and making it your own, it saves you.
this is my art. this is my craft. and it is beautiful in its way.

The author's comments:
i was sitting with a friend of mine as she worked on a painting in an art studio, and observing the artists deeply absorbed in their work inspired me to create; unfortunately, i had never been very adept with that particular field of art. so i decided to express my own form of artistry.

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on Nov. 27 2012 at 3:21 pm
not.that.girl BRONZE, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below.
Words without thought never to heaven go.

This is gorgeous

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on May. 19 2011 at 10:03 pm
LauWind BRONZE, Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not let small minds tell you that your dreams are too big."

This is my favorite<3

on Feb. 28 2011 at 7:27 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
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Oh, I love it! So true.

on Feb. 26 2011 at 9:34 am
MaliyahP. SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
There are pirate ships and steam ships but the best ship of all is friendship.

I must admit that this piece is so perfect and it is literal and yeat makes me think about what you mean.  I love this poem and you make so much sense combining 2 very popular art forms into one great poem!!!


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