Wednesday, March 19, 2008

arched architecture



closing her eyes, she visualised it-
dimensions were a bit harder to imagine,
picking up her 2H pencil, she traced lines
delicately keeping her T angled.

something was wrong, she couldn't figure it out-
discarding the drawing sheet yet again.
so much time wasted, nothing to show for it-
fist clenched, she seeked composure.

no one understood her desperation-
this was either make or break for her,
this very thought drove away cobwebs-
her pencil moved afresh with renewed vigour.

when her designs were executed-
it was beyond anything anyone had seen,
in a space of few days, along wih fame-
unthinkable amount of money started pouring in.

"persistent paid or was it sheer luck?"

27 comments:

Ingrid said...

I had to smile when I saw "T angled." Smart.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

I love the positive energy in this mantra. I can feel that you will use this in your own life. :)

((((hugs))))

Rose

xo

pjd said...

Persistence and luck often go hand in hand.

Love the "T angled" twist.

anthonynorth said...

Gotta say what the others said. That 'T angled' was perfect :-)

I once heard someone say that 'luck' was years of determination meeting a moment of opportunity.

pia said...

Was actually going to say what PJD did

At least I hope so. Woody Allen has a great quote persistence about success being but he was successful in his chosen fields so young

As usual wonderfully done.

tumblewords said...

Oh, yes! Well done and the T angled is masterful!

paisley said...

loved that untangled T angle!!!!

Billy said...

It is splendid!

UL said...

very nicely done...hard work sure pays off like no other.

Donn said...

What an angled T we weave?

Renegade Eye said...

More likely persistence. Thank you for describing the artistic dilemma in poetry.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

The T angle rocks. Persistence pays off, but so does luck, I think.

Whitesnake said...

Cleverly done!

Remiman said...

gautami,
I like to believe it's perseverance!;)
Better lucky than good.
rel

noahthegreat said...

This is great, good work gautami!

lissa said...

I also love the way use tangled. I think persistent lend itself to luck, though not all the time.

WriterKat said...

persistence. I like the angst in this.

sage said...

Nice action--all over a drafting table

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

All right!!! Gautami you rock -- nice move making Tangled T angled -- worked so well .... lovely use of your creative imagination!

Christine said...

Gorgeous, gautami. I would love to line up all your narrrative poems, witnessing the lives of your unique characters. You are able to portray a wide variety of emotions. Here- the joy of success and the satisfaction one feels after hard work.

Leonard Blumfeld said...

I'd love to see this design!

OneMoreBeliever said...

definitely felt the tenseness of the t angled.... thought abt my son drawing and how tense he sometimes appears and he uses that t thingee all the time... you described him perfectly... funny recently had a conversation with him abt his art... he sed persistence ... thank you for the info on your leave yr comment section... never knew...

lifedoesntimitate said...

I enjoyed the essence of this. I'm a struggling actor in L.A., and I'd like to think that one day the success I'm working toward and that I know I deserve will come my way. You hear a lot from people talking about how hard it all is, or how impossible creative sucess is, so it's really nice and refreshing to read about somebody making it. Thank you.

polona said...

hard work and inspiration, i think...
well done!

Bone said...

Persistence is definitely part of it :)

so much time wasted, nothing to show for it-

That reminded me of so many frustrating nights when I try to write.

Linda Jacobs said...

What a treat to read this! The word play and the dream of money flowing in are delicious!

TC said...

I think every "artist" struggles with this. Sometimes, what we produce is crap. Sometimes, it's beauty. Skill and luck have a lot to do with both of those outcomes.

this very thought drove away cobwebs-
her pencil moved afresh with renewed vigour.


Loved that. Nicely done this week Gautami. Sorry it took me so long to get aroudn to it: I was gone all week and just posted tonight.