Sunday, May 27, 2012

Stardreaming


This is Daryl Edelstein's photo of artist Isaiah Zagar's work in mosaics. At Real Toads, the prompt is to write to one of the pieces presented by the two artists. If you click on the link to Toads, you can see more of their work.


In the blues and the mauves,
you can see me dreaming.
In the center of the real world,
I withdraw to a vantage point
that sees above,
that flies beyond,
that finds the purpose 
and the meaning
which I translate into art.

Under all of the batterings
and the losses,
the cageings and freeings,
there has been this Voice,
for a hundred years,
keeping up a constant commentary-
life seen through
the poet's eyes,
stardreaming.

With our pens
we can take a massacre
and find something of honor.
We can take a chained slave
and set her free.
We can paint the world
as we wish it to be,
as it should and could be,
if every poet had
a magic wand.

We can paint the world
as beautiful
as our eyes
will let us see.



17 comments:

  1. Amen, sister! Our words are the sharpest weapons we have at our disposal. Let us use them well.

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  2. Yes, Sherry, we can always find beauty. Sometimes we may have to look harder than others, but if we squint our eyes we will see....

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  3. Yes, Sherry, we can always find beauty. Sometimes we may have to look harder than others, but if we squint our eyes we will see....

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  4. Beautiful Sherry, and our pens and keyboards are our magic wands. If we can see it to write it, it can be created, made solid and real.

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/

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  5. This is lovely. I like thinking of myself as having a magic wand!

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  6. i think it is so cool that you brought the title of your blog into this piece. it works so well with the mosiac. those little curly tiles are like little shooting stars. i can see me dreaming in the blues, too. so nice!

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  7. Your opening is beautiful:

    "In the blues and the mauves,
    you can see me dreaming"

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  8. Yes indeed. The pen has always been mightier than the sword. It starts wars but, it also puts the end to them too and, words are our most powerful tool and weapon.
    Lovely, lovely, lovely.

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  9. I would like to paint and write as if I have a magic wand. Beautifully written ~

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  10. So beautiful...We can paint the world
    as beautiful as our eyes will let us see...my hat is off to your talent.

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  11. A wonderful write, my friend. And so true, too.
    K

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  12. whoosh, sherry. the title track to the catalog of your work? okay, then, i raise my pen to you. write!

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  13. This gets a big "Hell yeah!" from me...power to the poets!!!

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  14. This really is so evocative of your work, but also of every artist, trying to find the center, trying to center the world and invest it with meaning.

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  15. Such beautiful and meaningful sentiments, Sherry and I love your closing lines. Brevity and truth.

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  16. Amen! Amen! I love this! From your opening to the powerful close you have painted something so wonderful here with your words. Brava!

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  17. Lovely, Sherry.

    We can say so many things with our words and yet we poets seem to suffer from fractured lives a lot of the time. The real world is sometimes not for us, alien, and yet we manage to muddle through.

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