Sunday, August 4, 2013

MAGPIE...Prompt #180


                           DRAWING HANDS/ 1948/ M.C. Escher


THANK YOU, Tess, at Magpie Tales...


SKETCHING

All art steals,
doesn't matter
who drew that smile first.

Hold it this way
and I can read Vermeer's mind,
skilled hands reaching into me,
weaving the gift anew.

Pulling a Daumier
from an etch-a-sketch,
perfecting my skill,
sculpting my thumb,
searching my hands,

finding a fingerprint
that proves it's me,
not guilty.

Grace is number one.
Reaching for my life,
sketching.



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34 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely, thoughtful write, Lyn...oh I used to spend hours with the Etch-A-Sketch...metaphorically, I still do...

Brian Miller said...

smiles...all art is in the taking...stealing ideas...stealing images, borrowing identities...grace indeed, there in the end...smiles.

Berowne said...

Astute and insightful; well done.

Laurie Kolp said...

Beautiful!

dori said...

As only a student of art can know. Well done! Loved it.

D

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
I too was talented on the etch-a-sketch...Thanks for this treat!

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Indeed, all in the taking, the absorbing..today without yesterday...nah! Thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Thanks so much..this one was there! Escher helped...

Lyn said...

Hi Laurie-
So glad you feel this way..thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi dori-
Ars longa, vita brevis...without a doubt!! Many thanks...

Kay said...

loved the Vermeer reference....xx

Lyn said...

Hi Kay-
Vermeer forever! Thanks so much...

Helen said...

So much truth in this, Lyn. Beautifully composed .. the first stanza especially.

Margie said...

Oh this is wonderful!
I can relate as I loved my Etch-a- sketch!
Thanks for sharing :)

gautami tripathy said...

We steal art in one form or the other....apt writing...

existentialism

Helena said...

How amazing to put Vermeer and Etch-a-Sketch into the same poem and making it work fabulously. That's talent...!!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
I really appreciate your lovely comment...thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
Lots of fond memories for Etch-A-Sketch! Thanks so much...

Lyn said...

Hi gautami tripathy-
Or borrow!..thanks for your comment...

Lyn said...

Hi Helena-
What a nice comment! Much appreciated...

Kutamun said...

There is definitely a Promethean cost attached to stealing fire from the heavens.l..cheers Lyn

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
Did I do that? Paid up...thanks so much, Kutamun!!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Not guilty? (LOL?)

Lyn said...

Hi Jerry-
Absolutely!! Thanks for stopping by!

Trellissimo said...

Read your poem more than once. Hope you approve.

Lyn said...

Hi Trellissimo-
And once more would be OK too! Thank you so much...

Kathe W. said...

I guess we all do steal art- one way or another. Love the etch a sketch!

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W-
We're just inspired by other's ideas! Etch-a-Sketch for all..thanks!

Truedessa said...

lovely poem..but, now, I'm thinking about an Etch-A-Sketch.

Lyn said...

Hi Truedessa-
I hear that now there's a run on Etch-A-Sketch! Thanks...

Margaret said...

Adore that first stanza. It's so true.

Lyn said...

Hi Margaret-
So nice to hear...thank you!

Carrie Burtt said...

Spoeken from a true artist of words....and like Tess an Etch-A-Sketch used to fill my time as a child....and our lives as artists and writers can be that way. Lovely writing Lyn. Hope all is well with you these days. :-)

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
Glad we all had the same Etch-A-Sketch childhood..thanks for stopping by...

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