Wednesday, September 28

Haunting

An unknown model, posed, half sits, half lies,
her flowing contours etching deep within
the movements of the artist's hand and eyes,

until her image, line by line, was there
upon the sketch book page beneath his pen.
Around him, life continued, unaware.

That night, the tilted shutters of his blind
were backdrop, as her ghostly form appeared.
In shades of grey she lingered in his mind...


Written for In Tandem #12 - why not come a join in? I've also linked this to Imaginary Garden and d'Verse-poets pub.

18 comments:

  1. Lovely and nice for the artist to have an everlasting image ...thanks for fab pictures once again !

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  2. Wonderful! I love the image and the poem!

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  3. Interesting lines and words specially lingering in his mind...

    Another picture from In Tandem.. will join in~

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  4. nice sketch jinksy...watching an artist is truly an experience as each line spills from within them, small changes made until the subject comes into focus...

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  5. I remember this sketch from before - wonderful image and words.

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  6. An appropriate poem, happily linking your artwork and words. Much enjoyed.

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  7. That is a fabulous sketch of a woman! Did you do this? My daughter is a Jr. in arts highschool (actually boarding at a college in their hs program) and she draws nudes once a week. Quite the experience for a 17 year old girl!

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  8. Love your poem Pen. The words feel just right for the sketch...love haunting of course.

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  9. Beautiful image both visual and worded. As an artist, this brings to mind going to my open studio class and when you're in that creative moment everything else falls away but the act of pen to paper. Thanks for a great read!

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  10. Describing one art form through the medium of another. Nice idea, nicely done.

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  11. I took figure drawing in college. I can still see some of those sketches in my head. I think the concentration on line and form etches them there. Lovely write.

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  12. Great match of image and words. Loved it! James.

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  13. Those shades of grey stay with me forever too...... I love it! Reminiscing about the great beauty of a woman is the absolute best part of my quiet time and dreams...

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  14. Beautiful words to bring the image alive.

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  15. There is something very special about this post: all of it!

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  16. Excellent poem, i really like visual short descriptive works. I was able to close my eyes and picture the scene in my mind and it was oh so real. I'm now following your site so I'll be back :o)

    Regards

    Paul

    Poetic Sauce

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