Each month, write a new collection.
Love this painter, and his story!ObataThere’s a cliffAnd a moonAnd 3 treesAnd noone.The evening brilliantsIts blue.The eye of the painterBecomes my eye.Our eye tells us that When we stopLookCliffMoonTreesI And painterSuspend togetheratop a gently hurtlingEarth that is waitingFor usTo finallynotice.We doI doAnd in that momentWhere the selfDissolvesThere is that instantOf awakening.
Stephanie, I LOVE that the structure of your poem reflects the architecture of his painting!
Pierce the moon lit skya backdrop of ancient rockspears from earth jet forth
That's a Tom Thomas inspired poem!
On ObataLandscapes extolls the majestyRockface bleeds the sunrise palleteTrees witness perseveranceWater whispers secrets.Free falling from fearless heightWater gushes joyful songSymphony of the forestIts droplets dusting tourist cheeksWater tumbling destinationTo quiet pond embraceAll reflected in its mirrorUniverse breathing in and out.
Absolutely beautiful. I love this. Think about sending this one to Verse Virtual.
ObataThe valleyHas wondersSlapping you AwakeWith theBeautiful And creativeInspirationsDrawing youTo paint, and write;From the falls toThe treesand the mountainsto the peaksFrom the firstsight of snowAboundingOn the skiesStretching to find you in aweOf the surpriseYou see when youfirst catch a glimpseof the greatness before you
That's great man. Very simple and direct and beautiful!
ink-linethe line set is without bait now jump into this worldfollow my scaling curvesof water, foam and wavespring from muddy eddiesoutline boulders and the brookwood cut straight and thickalong bark and pine-needlelayering the granite heightswith vertigo and strata I am the way and the pathfrom this earth into heaven
So, taking a chance on a little happiness which is the hardest thing for me to do. :) Also, attempting to eschew surrealism. Yikes. Here goes.Obata's Fishwith unhooked lipsurface with me clay-gilledthis mobile landscape of waterwordI move it and it withinme until every movement is the sea-flock dispersing brokenapart by predatorlurk but this breach this joy girded tail leap scale through the blue-mouth skyward the fold celestialtugs at the blanketed sea every ecstasy water welded eye waterhealedairborne into the dailystar shoving hope downand below me notranscend-essenceput there is this pixelated smile of thepasserbygallery weglowall blue green.
finned fury fightingthe waves fill the skypower at peace