Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mag 234 - Where to Begin

Starry Night by Alex Ruiz
Visual prompt provided by Magpie Tales

The canvas
was too small
the sky too big.
The painting 
would take forever.

The moon
laughed at his folly
the stars giggled.
He was here to paint
but just where to begin.

The day
traversed into night
as he stood in awe.
No pen to paper
and no paint to brush.

The sky
etched its brilliance
upon his mind.
His plan
collapsed in wonder.

J. Binford-Bell
August 2013


  1. the artist's wonder is well expressed..."The sky / etched its brilliance / upon his mind."...beautiful

    1. Yes, this is the line that stood out the most to me as well and the idea that this etching collapsed his plans in wonder beautifully captures the feeling one gets from gazing at grandeur.

  2. yes sometimes the first mark is the hardest..lovely write...x

  3. wow!! really wow!! a painter taken aback by the painting of allmighty himself... i can imagine his breathlessness...

  4. Oh, I really enjoyed this delighted I stopped over.

  5. Each line fills the heart with each stroke of your words..

  6. That last stanza is amazing Jacqui!

  7. Wow - this is too good to paint. Much better indeed. Your poem should have been on the canvas :) Beautiful

  8. Looking at this image, I can see how the painter would be overwhelmed by the beauty of it all. I really enjoyed your take on this. Thanks.


  9. Beauty. Captures the largeness of the night sky. Excellent!! Thanks for sharing:)

  10. Enjoyed your take on this one. Liked the giggling stars! Well done.

  11. Lovely. I liked this a lot. Simple yet complex. Just like the painting and the painter. Love and Light, S

  12. I like the notion of giggling stars...


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