Sunday, November 1, 2009

One Single Impression -- Shift in Time

the past is within,
beyond memory,
embedded in every cell,
every muscle fiber,
kinetic response.
playing a waltz,
riding a bike,
painting a portrait--
the vision flows
through fingertips
to brush, to canvas,
without conscious knowledge,
after years of dormancy,
skill returns
hesitant at first,
then bursting forth,
tying past and present
moments of creativity
into one
existing outside
of time.

Saturday October 31, 2009

For the thoughts of other poets on the prompt "shift in time" see One Single Impression.

Photograph/painting of Brandi Bee by ©sgreerpitt 2009.


Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

How marvelous Sue, and I so believe this too. I love the photo, when a woman shift in time it should be celebrated.

if said...

you have pointed with such a good accuracy different points that make humans to burst forth special moments of creativity...I like it!!

anthonynorth said...

That creativity is so important. Excellently done.

Sherri B. said...

What a wonderful take on this prompt...your words flowed just like paint on canvas. And the photo and matching self-portrait are beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

Time...outside and inside all at once. A wonderful poem, Sue. How I wish I could find the waltz within me, though.

lissa said...

I don't think we'll ever lose the creative part of us, we'll always be creating no matter the time, that's what I get from reading your words

gautami tripathy said...

Beautiful portrait! You echo my thoughts about creativity..

deathly adventure

Also don't forget to post any of your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisited!

Jukota said...

this poem makes me want to dig around in that drawer, you know the one, where all my paintbrushes are, those tubes of paint I put away so long ago, I think all way back from high school... and then I think, thank goodness for the drawer! (pun intended)

Maggie said...

I have always admired ones who can put their paint brush into action better than a camera in many ways.

You are blessed.

Anonymous said...

a very nice take! :) good one!

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful words. Exquisite painting! She's a lovely person and you've captured her essence perfectly!

indicaspecies said...

Glad to hear the dormant skill activated to burst out the creativity!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

This is excellent. We all go through a shift in time. If that were not so how could we grow.


Geraldine said...

You've captured the prompt perfectly Sue. I can so relate to your words.

And what a wonderful portrait!

Anonymous said...

Aren't you just shining, Sue. Love to see your work and read your words.

Jim said...

Very nice portrait here, Sue. Should I flatter you and say this is all you? I won't step out on that limb, I will say your poet first person author is GREAT!
The give-away was one word, perfectly. No real person can attain that standard.

gabrielle said...

You have found the eternal rhythms and they are streaming from your brush tip. Happy to see your art flourishes. This quivers with life!

Tammie Lee said...

this is quite wonderful
your words
and your painting
I love the feeling of:

the past is within,
beyond memory,
embedded in every cell,
every muscle fiber,