Wednesday, August 04, 2010

now it is there, now it isn't

she created patterns
some with bold strokes,
her charcoal sliding smoothly
predict of her fingers just right

when she went to fetch colours
feeble ones ran out of the paper-
leaving behind a chaotic art-
a hole here, a vacuum there

she poured paint over it
waited for it dry
when the paper fluttered in air
she inhaled the essence

disorder in an orderly piece
gave her such a high
elation of creating chaos
is better than any drink

37 comments:

Leo said...

chaos in art.. modern art? good take.. like that charcoal sliding part..!

colorful piece this.!

Angel said...

Nice work.

ThomG said...

I like the texture this took on, just like a painting.

bmaug said...

bravo!
I'm back blogging in force, and wanted to reconnect with you.
My more concise url is http://bmaug.blogspot.com/

Keep up the great writing!

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful brooding "colours" symbolising emotions! Great final contrast getting a high from the chaos of art as opposed to drink!

Stan Ski said...

We all deal with our tensions in different ways.

Aoife.Troxel said...

I liked:

disorder in an orderly piece
gave her such a high
elation of creating chaos


Wonderful TWW.

brenda w said...

Guatami, This is a lovely piece that engulfs the senses.

Jay Thurston said...

Great rendition of an artist bringing a vision to reality. Your flow is great and the reader can see a painting as it develops. I was not sure how the title fit into the poem, but, I enjoyed the poem nevertheless!

Robert Lloyd said...

A wonderful poem. I like the that I could see the feeble paint running from the paper. Imagery at its best.

Timothy P. Remp said...

Wonderful piece.

Thank you for crafting it ;)

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Yes, yes, yes on Creating Chaos.

YES.

shail said...

Good one

~willow~ said...

Excellent description of the creation of chaos! :)

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Creating art, whether on paper, canvas or screen, is definitely more intoxicating than any drink. I guess that's why we do it, right?

vivienne blake said...

Oh, those feelings are so familiar. Loved the poem.

Derrick said...

This is great, Gautami! "elation of creating chaos". I ought to feel that more often!!

EKSwitaj said...

very interesting ideas here

Donald Harbour said...

नमस्ते, काव्य महिला. I do believe this is one of your better pieces. Maybe you should write in this voice more often. I do like the way you described this artistic event and its emotional conclusion. Thanks Gautami!
Regards,
DH

flaubert said...

Familiar feelings indeed!
Beautifully done!
Pamela

Systematic Weasel said...

Wonderfully done! An artist bringing their vision to life. Great take on the prompt!

-Weasel

one more believer said...

art is a wonderful form of expression... a wonderful strong piece...

Elizabeth said...

I particularly liked when she inhaled the essence of her creation, that attempt to fill all of her senses with the minutest details of its whole. You never fail to catch my breath and this certainly is no exception.

Elizabeth

Tumblewords: said...

I can almost see the colors and the painting - the chaos of freedom!

Anonymous said...

really cool !!! your verses are always too easy to follow yet too deep :)

Nimue said...

sorry that anon comment was by me .. happened by mistake :)

Vivek said...

Art can indeed be addictive :)


http://thesecondquartet.blogspot.com/2010/08/ka.html

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done Gautami....disorder and chaos...love it

Paul Oakley said...

Interesting theory of art! And very nicely written. Getting high inhaling the essence of chaos. Great psychology.

Rallentanda said...

Enjoyable piece Guatami.

Mary said...

Really nice writing!

Diane T said...

A lovely poem.

kelly said...

Better than any drink, indeed!

kelly said...

Guatami - you might consider submitting this to Sage Cohen's Life Poetic iPoem Contest. The deadline is today.
http://writingthelifepoetic.typepad.com/writing_the_life_poetic/2010/04/youre-invited-to-submit-to-the-life-poetic-iphone-poetry-contest-.html
(Also, I think maybe there is a typo in your title - should no be now?)

Deb said...

Creating chaos is lovely here.:-)

Mysoul said...

Nice capture of the Artist's high.

Kavita said...

oooohhh..this was beautiful..and romantic (in a very artistic sorta way)... Loved the way the poem flowed... just like the artist's brush/pencil strokes..
A lovely and calming read...