Monday, April 6, 2015

I Am An Artist and Home Is My Canvas...





That day when you spilled coffee-artwork, I scolded, then folded your blue, sorrow-eyes to my kiss


says Anne  at White Lace Cottage

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This canvas wears lessons of life; summer-winter
Morning-noon-night, fear-delight, hold-let go
Of laughter and loving and learning together
Capturing colors of home-sweet-sweet-home

Time’s touch-savor-treasure tints mute moment-measure
Honey, the money-jar is dry again
But we’re painting pictures that hang on Forever
Highlights of sunbeam and low-lights of rain
 
That day when you spilled coffee-artwork, I scolded
Then folded your blue, sorrow-eyes to my kiss
…forgiven innocence creating new colors
Merchants can never sell murals like this

Home; paint-chipped, life-scarred and hard soft-lipped farewells
Forces fresh tincture, tear-silver, heart-blue
Onto a bold brush flushed with humble betrayals
Of tick and tock and what we thought we knew

A Trial-and-error portrait from  life’s messes
Masterpieces no critic would approve
I wouldn’t trade it for anything, love

© Janet Martin

What will we paint today?

3 comments:

  1. So lovely...that is why I have always maintained everyone is an artist...
    WE all get a life and can choose how we beautify it...

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  2. On that day when grandson was goofing around with his little sister at the dinner table and knocked over his milk...I wish, now, that I would have paused a moment and said: "Oh, look how pretty the milk looks puddling on the table and dripping through the cracks onto the floor..." before rushing for the washcloth and paper towels. Next time...there is always a next time with children, isn't there?

    Thank you for the new perspective.

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