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I Witness America Painting

January 19, 2022
By Nid.Lilly SILVER, Olympia, Washington
Nid.Lilly SILVER, Olympia, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"You are who you are, not who others say or think you are."

Fresh paint gleams on a starched white canvas,

abstract, colorful,

the disarray of dyes designing a delicate depiction of emotion,

purified by a back of bright snow-

America's painting may look the same,

an intermingling of colors, textures, lights

a blend of diversity to make a charming composition

a community of differences sharing their umbrella.

Yet the chroma is dark, rough

not like a smooth oil 

not unlike a tube of dried paint

smeared unto a grainy slate

of hostility.

The author's comments:

Based on Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing."

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