Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Artist


She takes out her palette, watercolors, array of brushes and starts painting the sky. Golden hues, a touch of blue, a splash of pink. She fills in the clouds with a dark gray, not worrying about coloring outside the lines. She sketches tree silhouettes with black charcoal and draws a few leaves here and there. She edges in faint shapes and shadows of rolling hills in the background. With one last and swift brushstroke, she drops in the sun, adding a bit of mystic glow. She then stands back to watch her creation. Nature is the greatest artist. And I say, thank you, for this work of art, for there is nothing like ending the day with a violet sunset, knowing a new beginning is on the horizon.
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This poetic prose piece was inspired by the sunset tonight, as I took a picture of the sky and felt grateful for such a beautiful sight and the many gifts of nature. Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you always for reading and your support. xx 

21 comments:

  1. a fitting ode to awesome sunsets

    have a blessed Sunday

    much love...

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving - and what a joyous poem - i think whatever lines it is good to exceed them and explore and enjoy!

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  3. What a gorgeous sunset coupled with an equally gorgeous prose :D :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  4. Such a creation it is to see too, unless snow comes into view

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  5. Oh indeed - there is no painter who surpasses 'Nature' herself. No human could ever manage to create such a beautiful piece. I assume you took this photo, Loredana. Beautiful.

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  6. Oh you have described Nature, the artist, perfectly...I look out every day to watch the sunrise and sunset and see the beauty Nature creates in her art! Fabulous poem Loredana!

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  7. Can you ever capture reality of such vibrancy on a canvas..? May words like yours are the best,

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  8. What a SPECTACULAR sunset - one would HAVE to write a poem and yours is lovely.

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  9. Con le parole hai tradotto magnificamente questo bellissimo spettacolo della natura ! Abbraccio.

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  10. how well you sketch this act of creativity and are able to skirt the cliche - very well done and beautiful

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  11. Nature is a true artist and if we take the time we can see and experience the splendor.

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  12. How gorgeous! What a wonderful picture in both photo and words ... and yes, I do agree about that great artist, Nature.

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  13. It's as if God created special colors for autumn....such a beautiful photo and poem. We try hard with our words and art media but we can never come close to touching the beauty of this time of year. Wonderful poem.

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  14. Stunningly beautiful words and picture.

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  15. We artists can only poorly mimic what Nature does without thought, just by being herself. Love the photo and the write,

    Elizabeth

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  16. Tempo di dire grazie! Grazie per il passato che è stato meraviglioso e per il futuro che rimane davanti a me con la famiglia di mia figlia.
    Sarà un Natale in famiglia sperando di sentire la presenza dell'amore invece dell'assenza d uno tra noi.La natura ed i colori come le tue belle parole invitano all'armonia ed alla pace.
    Buona Festa, un abbraccio,Rita

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  17. It could be an artist, it could be Nature itself. I like that!

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  18. Being a big fan of nature, I loved this. I also paint but not nearly as grand as Mother Nature.

    Thanks for pointing out my error.

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  19. Bella foto dai bei colori...
    Un abbraccio Loredana

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