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Changing Towns
by Michelle M Mead
Friday, August 05, 2011
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Based on a landscape painting by the artist Salvador Cabellero

One place his work can be bought:



Many abandoned seasons were scattered there,

Many foolish reasons given without a care,

when dusk descended with a fair pink hand,

for testing the sorrows a heart can withstand.


Always beside the new are creaking boats of old,

in a fading town where tall sea tales are roughly told,

wearing a new coat of paint those boats become the kings,

though wild shouting storms a fierce grey shadow brings.


But on warmer days of waters clear and beaming sun,

inlets stretch out long where restless rabbits run,

no place far or wide could ever match its peace,

and snow on mountains its own chilled soul’s release.


Given there by nature to the widening artist’s eye,

theirs is not the place to judge or even question why,

seconds flashing heaven to those born to create,

for the meaning of such beauty is the gazer’s fate.


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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/8/2011
Your poetry is always enchanting, Michelle! Your knack for creating beautiful stories from paintings is amazing! Time spent reading your poems is well spent indeed...always leaves me feeling calm and relaxed....

Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 8/7/2011
Every poem you start the same way
Getting the reader to stay
Then you keep them there
Like free cotton candy at the county fair
Then you send them home
But never alone
With rhymes singing through the air.
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 8/6/2011
This is a wonderful piece of poetry you've done here, Michelle. Thanks for sharing it with us, and such beautiful paint work too.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/6/2011
Here, sense of place on canvas
becomes one with sense of place on paper;
such union is rare and a delight when achieved.
Your voice is quiet, Michelle, a deep purr of
feeling and knowing.


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