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Reflecting on Colors
by Erin E Kelly-Moen

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

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It was fun
to dust off her past and recede...
into dreaming haze,
of early watercolor days,
as she remembers the passionate height,
and the lust
of hope, thinking, then,
"This might be what I excel at,
where my ambition lies,
at last!"

The confidence and brashful thoughts
of her imagined,
victorious ease of conquest
fired her being,
melted her wizened self-doubts,
causing furious re-activation
of her incorporeal being,
at last!

Her older self softly laughs,
sorting through time's portfolio,
caressing fragile colors,
on curling watered paper,
gazing raptly at line's forms
and identifying tonal textures.
She fingers the softness of brushes,
and examines color's dry luster,
all in their appointed paletted positions,
but, cracked with time's passage,
awaiting life's breath of water,
to come vibrantly alive,
at last!

Same teacher, different time,
less students interested
in learning how to
mix pigments with amazed hands,
adding quantitative amounts of water,
exerting self-control, and
touching the paper
with the lightest of washes,
building the colors in layers,
while painting their pictures
of love and self worth.
She thinks she knows how to,
at last.

Erin Moen
1/14/03
Copyright 2003
Art by Erin Moen


Shoot, scanner's "down", meaning, I can't figure out why I keep getting an error, I've jiggled and unplugged, on my knees under my computer desk at almost midnight MST, and it's late! :) Will try tomorrow, fun first class! I recommend painting in any form, it is alot like poetry, lining up the colors, adding angles and curves, throwing in some punch...ahh, the power of colorful words!

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Reviewed by Micha Julian 2/8/2003
touching the paper
with the lightest of washes,
building the colors in layers,
while painting their pictures
of love and self worth.
She thinks she knows how to,
at last.

OH, YOU! Love the artwork used here, also...and love your poetic artsitry...and this last stanza is a gift! as are You!
loved the poem...oh, 'reflecting' then realizing that time does pass, but...oh, much beauty within this...sigh, love your work, my friend!
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 2/6/2003
Erin your poem touches home, for I am a painter also. I haven't did a piece in quite awhile. It's funny how I've been thinking about starting back and in comes you and your poem to make me consider this even more. Thanks and take care.
Reviewed by Amber Lynn (Reader) 1/26/2003
Nice work. My mother, the artist, would love it.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 1/15/2003
this is a great write Erin. enjoyed it a lot
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 1/15/2003
Hope you get it done soon, Erin.. Grea poem. Thanks for your lovely comment..
Jenni
Reviewed by Caldwell Phillips (Reader) 1/15/2003
Another beauty captured with word art. Good going Erin. BTW, Though, I don't paint, I watch the paint guy on TV, I think his name is Bob Ross??? He paints happy little trees.

Love, Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 1/15/2003
An artist is an artist is an artist...great read here. I too hate computers,scanners printers and one day I will murder one for sure. LOL...hope things work out I would love to see your paintings. Floria
Reviewed by anne cunningham 1/15/2003
"cracked with time's passage ..." aren't we all... like the double-duty of that line in particular ... in looking at it, we look at ourselves
Reviewed by Tracey Hardie 1/15/2003
Excellent write... enjoyed this.
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 1/15/2003
Great poem Erin!
Jack
Reviewed by Dale Clark 1/15/2003
Erin-I used to love painting etc. Haven't done any for years. My deal was pen and inks.
You capture it's passion in verse.
Hugs-CJ
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 1/15/2003
A really excellent poem erin.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 1/14/2003
:) Haha, oh my, you know, Bill, I think you are right! It has to fit my "sight" before it is seen! Ha, freedom, at last!!

:)
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 1/14/2003
Enraptured by her task and overjoyed by what she does. Art for her sake and then the world. Bill Murray
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