Monday, May 7, 2012

The Artist's Eye




Note: I have started writing a diary about my present experiences with skin-cancer surgery. I know these accounts will not be suitable for Rinkly Rimes, but I also know shared-experience blogs can be very helpful. The diary can be found at http://breabry.blogspot.com.au/.
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                                   Brett Whitely

BLUE MONDAY

THE ARTIST'S EYE

I wish I had an artist's eye
Able to view the world awry,
Able to paint a different view,
Able to see the world askew.
I wish I had an artist's brain,
Able to set new thoughts in train,
Able to give a different slant
On things that are and things that aren't.
Brett Whitely, held in high renown,
Painted this picture of our town.
It's recognisable it's true
And yet is a novel view.
He's made a totally new design
With a swirl of colour and a swipe of line.
Newcastle Harbour and Breakwater

Here's the reality, from the sky,
As captured by a camera's eye.


And here is a self-portrait too.
He clearly liked the colour blue!
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ELECTRICITY!

(An Acrostic)

Energy that zips and flashes,
Likely to singe us all to ashes!
Enter here at your own risk!
Consider your exit may be brisk!
The white-hot heat will surge right through you!
Radiant heat will quite undo you!
If you tamper with this lock
Consider the electric shock!
Idiots may think they're smart;
Tampering with locks their chosen art.
You and I are much too clever.
Disobey this notice? Never!
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2 comments:

chimra66 said...

Hello there. I love the Electricity poem format. It is one I've wanted to try along with a couple of other types. You do really good work. I want to get some ideas to change up my format and try out some different styles too. :-) Very nice.

Kim Nelson said...

Your ode to the artist is wonderful. As always, your rhyme and meter are impeccable, but the message in this one pleased me immensely.

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/05/08/boldly/