Monday, November 4, 2013

The Soul of an Artist - a poem


Cosmo Guglielmi, Italian artist and architect

I look into your eyes and see
my own reflection back at me
Cosmo Guglielmi, Italian artist and architect
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Photograph of a sculpture by Cosmo Guglielmi, Italian artist and architect
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Eyes
the window of the soul

Colors cascading through your eyes
return to me

A blank canvas awaiting
the colors of the palate

All reflected in pools of color
which revert to me

Clay mounds
sculpted into motion

The sketch of a face
reflected in the mirrors of your eyes

The gentle touch and brush
of a stroke fine and thin

A brush stroke thick and bold
the colors screaming at attention

All from one look
into the soul of an artist

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James-wolve 6 months ago from MoroccoLevel 7 Commenter
This is fantastic, you have a real sense of passion that you have intergrated really well into this poem, I like it very much.VOTED UP
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tobusiness 6 months ago from bedfordshire, U.KLevel 7 Commenter
And you are such an accomplished artist!...Beautiful poem. I love the idea of colours reflecting a palette from the artist's eyes. Wonderful work. Voting up and beautiful.
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tsmog 6 months ago from Escondido, CALevel 6 Commenter
Nice! good to see you suzettenaples . . . I like the image shared of the artist, a mural, the owner who shared freely, while pondering those rings of life, some say of a tree.
The inspiration I feel from this poem sharing and that image is if I were a young'un with a child near to, I would consider choosing which tree to plant. Not of the yard, since most are destined to move.
Somewhere, out there, where a natural life will occur. A place that child will have opportunity to see 'change' and then maybe reflect 'of change.'
Just maybe that will occur with a grandchild one day for that once was a thought, became a babe, and then without oddity, grew . . . and the what of the matter is of no consequence. Only the relationship of that once as child and those times visiting with a lifelong friend . . . a tree with more rings than many. Each ring hidden from a friend, who visits now and then, who may ponder the new rings of each year lives since visited last.
I ask forgiveness if of much space and such, yet the poem shared, that image, well, simply inspiring . . .
Mitch
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AudreyHowitt 6 months ago from CaliforniaLevel 6 Commenter
To me, this speaks of the places we find inspiration and how freeing it is to be inspired--lovely!
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suzettenaples 6 months ago from Naples, FLHub Author
James-wolve: Thank you so much for your impassioned comments. I appreciate and enjoy them. Thanks also for the visit and for reading this poem. Thanks also fro the vote.
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suzettenaples 6 months ago from Naples, FLHub Author
tobusiness: Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and were able to identify a little with it. Thanks also for the vote! Much appreciated.
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suzettenaples 6 months ago from Naples, FLHub Author
tsmog: Don't apologize for the space. I'm thrilled this poem inspired such an impassioned response. That makes me happy. Wow - you got all that out of looking at the marble mural. That is fantastic and what Cosmo was looking for - a response like yours. All artists are amazed at how others see and perceive their work. I am so happy you enjoyed the poem and got so much out of it. I love your vision also. It is heartwarming. Thanks so much for commenting and for your visit - much appreciated.
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suzettenaples 6 months ago from Naples, FLHub Author
Audrey: Hi! Thanks so much for your astute comments. This is exactly what I meant, although poetry is written for those to get whatever they need out of it, I guess. This artist is my cousin, Cosmo. I have visited him several times over the years, and I am always inspired and uplifted by his art. He is a very contemporary and modern artist and architect. You should see the buildings and homes he designs and builds. Very edgy and modern. He is an artist ahead of his time. I admire him so for that - always forward looking. Thanks so much for your comments and your visit. Most appreciated.
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Faith Reaper 6 months ago from southern USALevel 8 Commenter
Oh, wow, this is fantastic and profound! Really enjoyed this piece.
Excellent work! Voted up ++++ and sharing
God bless, Faith Reaper
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suzettenaples 6 months ago from Naples, FLHub Author
Thanks Faith. So glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for the share and for your lovely comments. Most appreciated.
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BlossomSB 6 months ago from Victoria, AustraliaLevel 7 Commenter
Lovely. You're a real artist with words.
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wayne barrett 6 months ago from Clearwater FloridaLevel 7 Commenter
Very inspiring work. Beautiful!
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suzettenaples 6 months ago from Naples, FLHub Author
Thank you so much Blossom. I appreciate your comments. I think the same of you - you too are an artist with your words. We all are I think here on HP. We are fortunate to have a place to express ourselves and hone our skills. Thanks for your visit.
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suzettenaples 6 months ago from Naples, FLHub Author
Thank you so much, wayne. I'm happy you enjoyed this poem.
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MrsBrownsParlour 6 months ago from Chicagoland, IllinoisLevel 7 Commenter
I love this! The deep connection through art...beautifully expressed.
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suzettenaples 6 months ago from Naples, FLHub Author
MrsBrownsParlour: Thank you for your kind comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Thank you.
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Romeos Quill 6 months ago from Lincolnshire, EnglandLevel 7 Commenter
Eyes are magical,aren't they?
Your poetic verse has tender passion,which is pleasing.
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suzettenaples 6 months ago from Naples, FLHub Author
Romeos: Thank you so much for your comments. Yes, the eyes express so much in my opinion and they are the windows of the soul. Thanks for your visit and reading my poem. I appreciate it.
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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, LatviaLevel 8 Commenter
Voted up and awesome. Lovely poetry.
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ajwrites57 2 months ago from PennsylvaniaLevel 4 Commenter
Nicely crafted. Thanks for sharing! :o)
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suzettenaples 2 months ago from Naples, FLHub Author
Thank you Gypsy. I am so glad you enjoyed this. Your visit is most appreciated!
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suzettenaples 2 months ago from Naples, FLHub Author
ajwrites: Thank you so much for your visit and for your lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed reading this!
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