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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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Titled after Jackson Pollock’s painting of the same name.
Written for my student, Ilaria


The painting she stands in front

of mimics her thoughts well…

abstract, removed, conceptual.


She tries to grasp them,

these, her intangible views…

about life, death, and perhaps even herself,

yet they often drift just beyond reach to a

dimension she cannot fully comprehend,

although she is quite certain of its existence.

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/24/2010
Such a thought-inciting write, Dawn; I find myself relating closely to what you have shared within your verses and I think your student is fortunate to have you as a teacher (mentor). Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/23/2010
Dawn, this addresses issues of convergence and a very real degree of divergence as well. Divergence in the sense of, "yet they often drift just beyond reach to a dimension she cannot fully comprehend". She is reasonably sure they exist yet she is unable to comprehend them. Your student is most fortunate to have such a knowledgeable resource and mentor available to her. I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving my dear friend. I bid you love and peace. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/1/2010
This brought me a smile... as it made me think of one of my daughters and the abstract world that she sometimes lives in that doesn't really exist, but that she fully believes exists.

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 10/22/2010
In still moments like this, a leap of faith was born. A wonderful tribute to your student!
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 10/21/2010
Lucky student. Dawn, you are the gifted, warm, thoughtful, and
loving teacher that love to have had 'way back when. Fortunately,
we learn much from you today. Love the poem. -gene.
Reviewed by Michael Madden 10/21/2010
Wonderful, even down to the abstract nature of the structure. I hope your student loves it.
Reviewed by Hariharan Balakrishnan 10/21/2010
Truly inspirational, particularly when it is meant for a student. Reflects true love and understanding.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/20/2010
A certain irony in the title, Dawn, and yet it's right; abstracts draw us in many directions and move beyond us, too.
You've nailed this.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/20/2010
lovely work
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 10/20/2010
Not just lovely writing, but also lovely thinking, lovely poet, lovely teacher.
Reviewed by L Hippler 10/20/2010
Perfect poem to go with that painting, Dawn.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/20/2010
I have a hard time grasping abstract sometimes; but I ate a bagel once, baked potato, I like baked potatoes, and the cow jumped over the moon, the moon, somebody get me a blanket, it's cold and the signals are in my head, they know me, know I'm here, do you like hockey, I like hockey, big parades.................what?????????? Lovely poem Dawn. Big fan of Pollack too. Hope you're well.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/20/2010
Pollocks work was/is certainly revolutionary. And the closer you get to it the more it mystifies. Your thoughts for this young person, here, reveal a loving heart that cares. Blessings to you ... richard
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/20/2010
Oh yes, so profoundly have you caught a state of mind here! I'm guessing about 15. How I love this because of the way you have tied art into your poem, and because you have captured this so imaginatively!
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/20/2010
...and the more she studies, the more she will see, that is the beauty of art and life~forever changing
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/20/2010
Quite an interesting piece and perspective, Dawn.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/20/2010
very nice write! introspective from the view of a young person!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/20/2010
Last two lines is the kicker. I've often thought of myself as an abstract painting, albeit, a dark one. Nice work, Dawn.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/20/2010
I think in life we all have these moments in time where our very existnace is questioned and the answers float tantalizingly just out of reach in a congested cyber space.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 10/20/2010
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/20/2010
Abstract art leaves many avenues of thought to give it lasting life.

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