Thursday, July 5, 2012

An Afternoon at the Lake

Jackson Pollock #5




Ella's prompt at Poets United's Thursday Think Tank features the controversial style of artist Jackson Pollock, who dripped paint from a can onto the canvas and often used grit and glass to make the work textured and "interesting". I have mixed feelings as to this form of art, as did many of his day. But this canvas spoke to me.


On a blue-green day,
puffy picture-book clouds
against a kindergarten-blue sky,
I show
another little boy
the wonder of 
an eagle's flight,
the beauty of
green against blue,
the joy of
water and sand -
lessons he will take
into adulthood:
nature, balm and blessing,
breath and beauty.


19 comments:

  1. How very beautiful - lessons like these last a lifetime.

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  2. So much to be taught, so much to be learned. And sometimes the teacher can learn from the learner at the same time he/she is teaching.

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  3. Those closing lines are breathtaking!

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  4. So precious... love kindergarten sky! Oh, and he's very lucky!

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  5. Sherry,

    I like the peacefullness and the reality you have written about. A more placid image.

    Hope all is good with you Sherry,
    Best Wishes,
    Eileen :)

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  6. ah, teaching the important things so often overlooked. Well done

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  7. This is beautiful...so many lessons and the ending is healing...I needed it today.

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  8. Aw. I love the lessons from a kindergarten sky. Beautiful work Sherry.

    The little boy is adorable. (Your grandson?)

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  9. Lovely words of wonder ~ He is a treasure indeed ~

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  10. I love this line:
    "against a kindergarten-blue sky"

    And the ending.

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  11. He is adorable and he will remember these wonderful lessons, from you!
    I loved it..especially the kindergarten-blue sky?
    Is that Sebastian? ;D
    He is adorable...
    I'm glad you shared your view~

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  12. He appears to be a very sensitive little soul already! And handsome too.

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  13. Wonderful sensitive piece..

    Jackson Pollock is not one of my favorite artists. At least this style, but leave it to a sensitive eye like yours to turn lemons into lemonade for me.

    Gracias mi amiga

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  14. Your poem is so much better than the painting and your canvas of the boy's youth so much more alive.

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  15. The lessons you leave here are gold!! I'm so blessed by your thoughts!

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  16. Awwww... he will never forget.

    I have no idea how I've missed reading so many of your posts (slaps wrist)
    :)

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  17. I love how children are so receptive to nature! And what a cutie! Beautiful poem, Sherry! And Happy Birthday!!!

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  18. Kindergarden-blue sky is my favourite phrase. Lovely poem.

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