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The Artist

April 12, 2014
By LittleDreamer BRONZE, New Delhi, Other
LittleDreamer BRONZE, New Delhi, Other
2 articles 6 photos 42 comments

An empty canvas is to be embellished with vivid and vibrant colours
A sharp, dark pencil sketches the artist's story.
He draws his brush when those thoughts and emotions smother
his heart and soul, as he mixes the colours in his palette of memories.

Lines and curves of time and space stretch throughout his canvas
He becomes a story teller in the most extraordinary way.
He paints incessantly, as if he's driven by a strong animus,
telling tales through his pictures, different ones, lucid ones, never selfsame.

He dwells behind closed doors, but his own world is immensely vast
The gateway betwixt the two worlds lies in what he creates.
Reality is harsh sometimes, so art becomes his escape
In his world he often travels alone, but sometimes he invites others too.

The seen he creates, also the unseen that only he sees
His rough and askew paintbrush invariably travels with him to many worlds,
so he could show others the wonders that he perceives.
Nay, he's no lost soul, he's only been to places beyond his own.

He's a traveller in the fantasy worlds, maybe he's even a dreamer,
who desires his masterpieces to irradiate the fire in his heart for art,
Burning brightly, burning passionately – enough to warm the spectator
And quick to burn the ignorant.

His creativity is inexhaustible, as he dips his brush in the rich colours and advances to create another masterpiece,
He paints whatever comes to his mind, improvisation at it's best.
Raging, mixed, unstable emotions move around chaotically through his body,
through his mind, it destroys every world he's ever known, needless to say, that painting was his last.


To the posterity, he - the artist, is a great mystery even though he's no more
His legacy, however, is eternal, it has lived to this day.
Little is known about him, but millions of stories his artworks narrate,
stories about him, his life and his miscellaneous worlds,
also his love and zeal for art, they emanate.


The author's comments:
An extremely passionate artist finds peace in his love for art. He paints when he's buoyant and when he's lugubrious. In his dark days, it becomes difficult for him to find his harmony, so he paints constantly in order to seek it, but his work only reflects his anger and helplessness. In the end, he is crushed by his self and loses his sanity - which leads him to forsake the thing that he loved the most - art.

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on Apr. 21 2014 at 12:32 pm
LittleDreamer BRONZE, New Delhi, Other
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Aww, Cookie you're always so damn supportive ajdkjskfkd; love yaaa <3

on Apr. 21 2014 at 10:12 am
CookieMonster24 PLATINUM, Delhi, Other
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But it was just one line, silly. You know you're amazing. And this piece is amazing. <3

on Apr. 20 2014 at 11:17 pm
LittleDreamer BRONZE, New Delhi, Other
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Damn, I'm really regretting my decision to add that spoiler now. xD But I'll take your advice, not gonna include any more spoilers in my upcoming poems. cx And I'm glad you liked it. I put all my heart and soul in the poem, as an artist myself, every word in the poem comes from within myself. (: Thank you so much for the support, means a lot to me!

on Apr. 20 2014 at 10:00 pm
themajesticpoet BRONZE, Bloomington, Other
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As aforementioned, this very well penned.  The authors comment was a disappointment, but other than that, the structure was very good.  I have no complaints for this remarkable piece.  The wording is quite amazing and so smooth, I'm having trouble with being able to explain... Luci gave the best comment I've seen and because of its length, I will not say Mich more.  Keep up the good writing and the descriptive nature.  It is very encouraging to read this.  Thank you!!!!!

Lucifer666 said...
on Apr. 20 2014 at 6:14 pm
Lucifer666, Hell, Other
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No problem, anytime!

on Apr. 20 2014 at 3:50 pm
LittleDreamer BRONZE, New Delhi, Other
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Thank you so much for the feedback! And haha, sorry about the spoiler. I'll take your advice. (: And I wasn't intially going to include the comment, but I did because I asked one of my friends to review the poem and she didn't understand what's going on. So I didn't wanted it to be misinterpreted, that's why I included it. And thank you! That means a lot to me. (:

on Apr. 20 2014 at 12:21 pm
Luniverse.Of.Life, Dear Lodge, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Dalai Lama

agreed ^^^

Lucifer666 said...
on Apr. 20 2014 at 11:39 am
Lucifer666, Hell, Other
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I was extremely excited to read this piece, until I read the author's comment. It was a spoiler for me, because you told exactly what happens throughout this piece. Nevertheless, your writing was amazing. Your vocabulary is impeccable, and your words flow smoothly. Your descripting details gives this piece its eccentricity, especially the imagery in here. "Lines and curves of time and space stretch throughout his canvas He becomes a story teller in the most extraordinary way.  He paints incessantly, as if he's driven by a strong animus, telling through his pictures, different ones, lucid ones, never selfsame" this is my favourite line in the poem, but there is a redundancy in it, you say different ones, and then say never selfsame. I would suggest changing different, to avoid this. And, I was disappointed about the inclusion of the author's comment, because I wanted to try and figure out what was happening in this writing, but tour comment limited the possibilities. I'm just one person, and I'm just explaining why I was disappointed.  As aforementioned, try and avoid redundancies, but extremely well penned.  (I would also suggest, next time if there is one, dont reveal everything in the authors note, it took away my excitement to read this. And I try to leave lenghty comments to get all, or most of my thoughts out, so sorry for leaving a novel on your piece XD)