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Filbert Steps- Inspired by a painting by Rosemary Rednour
by Michelle M Mead

Wednesday, September 08, 2010
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Inspired by a painting of the same name by Rosemary Rednour, 16X20, Acrylic on Canvas

Besides being a lovely lady, Rosemary is a very, very talented artist of multiple mediums. Please check out her links below, especially her Etsy page.





Sides of life, in sharpened sparks, on distant fire’s edge,

Bordered by, such restless shadows, from an empty ledge,

Taunting him, his painted heart, and swollen lover’s tongue,

That tasted quick, the bitter sweetness, of the foolish young.



He carried grey, in his tattered sack, and on a bended knee,

Broken-backed, the grey surrounds, his desperate dreams that flee,

Beneath the stairs, and tight office chairs, the artist dies in pieces,

Old photographs, and weekend laughs, his lonely soul’s releases.



Winding high, into the sky, as captured by streaked glass,

A glimpse of trees, held by the breeze, and hungry birds that pass,

Rainbows there, to touch with care, if only he’d believe it,

A watching eye, his one last try, to say that he had seen it.



Colors exploding, none withholding, the glory of their light,

Meeting in the middle, the artist’s riddle, its passions reunite,

Yes, perfect geometry, this mystery, we call the artist’s life,

To a message give, and our lives relive, upon this subtle knife.

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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/1/2010
Beautiful work. I normally do not enjoy rhyme poems as they are so restrictive to most in thought but this is done so well and it seems effortless. The meter and cadence are quite attractive when done like this.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 10/10/2010
It's been a long time since I read you. I forgot how good you are!!
You can see into the artist and make a painting come alive.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 9/13/2010
Michelle, Aan artist's palette is never full and never empty. Always a work in progress, one, two many deceptions applied in fine lines and multi-hued cloaks. To fool an eye deceive a mind to imagine the canvas lives and depicts a plethora of color coded messages. Art, and artist, players in a game of romance. May love and peace be with you my friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/10/2010
As usual, one can get lost in your words; I mean that as a compliments, Michelle. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/10/2010
Words can get lost in that maze of steppes.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/10/2010
Vivid emotions in your poem and the art goes hand and hand perfectly~
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/10/2010
You never lose your touch, Michelle, and it's so good to read you again. I'm always in awe of how art inspires you to such gifted poetic heights - both in idea and execution. I love the firm handle you have on this, the strong metric framework resonating with the geometric lines, yet the emotions and diction soft and subtle. Wonderful commentary, thank you. xx
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/9/2010
Lovely writing, Michelle!

Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/9/2010
Profound piece of work, Michelle. Well done.

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