Sunday, December 7, 2008

One Single Impression -- Doodles


reformed perfectionist

when young, each task
a masterpiece must be;
no master, my path was strewn
with half-filled canvases,
till lesson learned,
in life as well as art,
sometimes a doodle
will suffice.


sgreerpitt
Sunday December 7, 2008

For other poems on the theme of "Doodles" see One Single Impression.

11 comments:

fourwindshaiga said...

Sue, these are quite a few steps above doodling! You are an artist. I enjoyed your poem.

Sue said...

actually, Sandy, those are the unfinished "masterpieces"(?).

anthonynorth said...

When they're this good it IS art.
Marvellous.

Deborah Godin said...

There's as much wisdom as there is art in this post!

Beth P. said...

Hi my name is Beth, and I'm a reformed perfectionist...

Sue, your poem made me smile with recognition and bitter-sweet seasick feeling...

Thank you so much!

Sue said...

Beth, I think many of us have to learn that hard lesson.

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, goodness, yes! Thanks, Sue.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, how true! Doodling is full of wonder and challenge! Nice post!

Quiet Paths said...

Sue, these are lovely line drawings. The arrangement is so attractive. And, I would totally agree with the verse for I have learned this along the path. Thanks for this.

zoya gautam said...

..so insightful..the palpable urge for beautiful expression ..and the reasoning of life..many thanks..

Pam said...

I am glad that you escaped the bondage of perfectionism.