Painting You With Words
You never seem to mind when I splatter you with flattery,
or cover you in a kaleidoscope of complimentary colors!
You’re the most pleasing palette, perfectly posed without complaint,
commanding focus and concentration with no concern for my constraint!
I live to trace your figure with a deliberate artistic touch,
committing you to memory, so well versed in every line!
Contemplating every contour, carefully studying such splendid symmetry,
then composing heartfelt sentiments in fanciful inventive imagery.
By any definition you’re beyond most logic and description,
by design I live to paint you with expressive imagination!
To portray your essential essence requires no explicit shade or hue,
just colorful strokes of genius brushed from my admiring point of view.
A note from Chris
The painting is an abstract work in watercolor, acrylic ink and crayon by Robert Joyner. I want to express my extreme appreciation to Robert for allowing me the use of this image of his painting for my poem post today. Robert is the Official 2012 Kentucky Derby Artist. Please visit and see his work at www.robertjoynerartist.com.
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