In task


The taste of iron

Dampens the pallet

Artistry like no other

Skilled in execution


Adversities fate lies

Upon blank canvas

Vapid and untamed

Open yet foreboding


The glint in his being

A means of portrayal

Characteristic in task

Chill in finite result


In wake strides on

Stepping o’er past

Histories bedding

False mysteries

◄ The pen is mightier than the sword ?

One night ►


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Emma McCourty

Wed 19th Jan 2011 10:13

Hi! thank you for commenting on my recent poem. I like this a lot. you start the piece on a sensory note of smell, this is powerful and relates the reader to the piece. Its open meanings are clever too.The last line is lovely-Histories bending false mysteries is a great notion. :o)

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alan barlow

Mon 17th Jan 2011 19:01

cheers wild thing there were a number of themes and contortions running through my mind at the time i must admit plus i hadnt slept for over 24 hrs so it probably added to the mess i was trying to create lol

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Mon 17th Jan 2011 18:19

Good poem Mr Alan!being open to lottsa interpretation-suits me sir!-SW

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