Wednesday, May 12, 2010

canvas

my brush flows weightlessly
on that canvas
I blindly paint away
my fears on it
the pictures that emerge is beyond me
you are jolted by it
and try to snatch it
I hold on to it ignoring your pleas
to throw it away
I walk out with my canvas
leaving you behind

unknowingly I stripped you bare,
seeing you for what you are
in my mind's eye

21 comments:

Jack said...

Gautami,

Clearly shows how you come to know true innerself of a person when he or she tries to make you do what he or she feels is right and not what you feel is right. Very well worded.

Take care

anthonynorth said...

It can often be a revelation.

ThomG said...

I love the feel of this, great lines. I would think that if you change emerges to emerge it would flow better.

Leo said...

hi Gautami, yes.. its like you've painted a revelation in your canvas, a true picture of self/one dear...

Ramesh Sood said...

Painting fears to make them run away, seeing with mind's eye..well, Heart's eye still may have the last laugh.. Gautami a salute to the wonderful thinker in you.. And thanks for visiting me..do visit again..

Ralf Bröker said...

I see what a painter thinks when thinks about his painting. Well done.

Best wishes
Ralf

Andy Sewina said...

There's a touch of the eternal here, the writer and the painter intertwined with the everlasting!

<3

Angel said...

Good job. It does often take another by surprise when we see their true self.

b said...

Could it be that the painter is a poet in disguise? I loved the thought of stripping the other bare by simply writing weightless words on a page.

Stan Ski said...

I wonder how it compares to the subject's self-portrait...?

Sioux said...

Gautami, that is very thought provoking and well written!

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I used to paint, so this resonated with me. We can capture so much on canvas. Or with words.

Ana said...

...the way we paint a person's mental image and we cling to it in spite of being told that "this is not who I really am" or "you don't know me".
Great job, Gautami - love it and can relate to it and its emotions.

Cynthia Short said...

What a very interesting idea you managed to flesh out into a lovely poem!

Tammy Brierly said...

A painting of our insides would be very interesting.

Tumblewords: said...

to paint an inner person is a scary thing - excellent!

Deb said...

I like the idea of blindly painting using the mind's eye. Nice!

caroleesherwood said...

"pictures that emerge ... beyond me" -- i like how you've captured that the artistic process has a mind of its own sometimes! and we're often just a conduit for it.

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Hello Gautami! What everybody else has already said! Good work! Nice to visit you again.

Peaceful Pandemonium said...

Good post. I also liked the idea of painting fears on the canvas!

one more believer said...

this is a great picasso perspective g... nakedness can be daunting as well as revealing