Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Color Me Happy

The September issue of A Long Story Short ezine was released today. My poem, Artists All is on the poetry page. Go to www.alongstoryshort.net and click on the poetry page, then go way down the page to find my poem. Or read it here. I would encourage you to check out this highly regarded ezine that showcases fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

It's a good place to submit your work. They are quite selective in the pieces they choose to publish, so don't give up if you don't make it the first time. I tried several times before they began to accept my non-fiction and poetry.

The poem won third place in the Kansas State Authors Themed Poetry Division in 2007. The theme for that year was "Pen Life As Art." I am not a trained poet, not by any stretch, but I enjoy reading poetry and have had fun writing it. If you've never given it a try, I urge you to do so. Like all things, you'll get better as you continue to write poems.

Artists All

Painting with oils,
watercolors brushed across canvas,
clay molded by loving hands,
marble chiseled to exquisite form

Artists ply their trade,
by the golden light of day
and velvet depths of night,
with passion and verve.

One more artist joins the rank.
The writer brushes words over paper,
molds a story bit by glittering bit,
chisels a novel to survive the ages.

The writer gathers life’s stories
from country roads to city streets,
written from the depths of a heart
bursting with intensity and rapture.

Artists all, masters of creation,
be they painters, sculptors or writers,
leaving footprints on canvas, marble and paper--
heartfelt tributes embraced by mankind.

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