Thursday, July 15, 2010

SABLE BRUSH

I was once springy, strong, fine and soft
resilient yet responsive
holding my shape well
flexible, lively
with a generous belly
a small nickel ring
attached to my comfortable body
never shedding a hair
laying here uncared for
soaked, worn, dried out, brittle
out of shape and weak
unable to bend
corroded and and cracked
losing my hair
butchered and bruised
from all the splashing, rubbing and scraping
staring at her innocence and beauty
dressed all in white
a state of spiritual clairity
unspoiled
resisting change
afraid that her blank emptiness may fade
the canvas stares back at me

10 comments:

Linda said...

Wonderful personification, Wayne. Oh, I have so many brushes like this. Poor women, all "butchered and bruised." Your canvases are amazing. I like them better than you like my hat. ;) http://lindagoin.com/

bearlyaudible said...

Trouble is, now my brush has more than me. Nice job.

I like your paintings too (sky #5 especially) sitting on the edge of being so many things. ~Neil

Jenn Jilks said...

I keep putting off writing. Thanks for the inspiration. Thank you for visiting my sky !

Mary said...

Wonderfully described object, Wayne! I used to do some painting. Haven't picked up a brush in quite a while!

http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2010/07/guava.html

楊儀卉 said...

愛情是盲目的,但婚姻恢復了它的視力。............................................................

筱涵 said...

如果你批評他人。你就沒有時間付出愛............................................................

irenet23 said...

Yes Wayne..nicely described..brush and canvas. I think your paintings will hang nicely in a room.

flaubert said...

Wayne love your descriptions here about an artist's brush!I love a well worn brush it has such personality!
Pamela

Derrick said...

Hi Wayne! So long as the person wielding the brush isn't "soaked, worn, dried out, brittle", I'm sure great things are still possible!

gautami tripathy said...

What a way to describe a brush!


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