Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Back to the Drawing Board...



















Beginning the new year at dversepoets.com today, Misky asks us to write a poem for any of the art titled 'beginnings' by various artists she has posted.  I chose this "Daliesk" painting by Shay Davis :

Back to the Drawing Board...

I fell in love with you when 
you were newly born,
captured on camera
outside the window in a tree,
through the lens of history
I watched your snowy head and
fresh bawdy limbs crack open 
the shell, set yourself free
Little did you know 
how important you would be

You've already born 
our battle scars; your keen eyes 
have seen it all, the entire 
picture unfolding, 
the damage done across the land 
Flora and fauna wish you could 
save our planet from dying
We have a brave new 
generation of 
babes in the woods waiting

The world is in their hands; 
the job is immense,
but you are an icon of 
resilience
You know how to keep 
our homeland free, you will lead 
us back to our beginnings
Across the firmaments you 
will soar to restore the spirit
that built this nation before

Paint what you will on 
a new blank palette,
colors of a more perfect union
In all realms of justice, 
take away the face of evil; 
erase acts of bigotry,
undo the pain and wrongs
We are at your regal side,
ready, determined to take on
monikers of hate and inequality

Since the time the constitution was 
signed by giants of men in wigs,
  never has there been such a 
dire threat to democracy; 
those extraordinary keepers of dreams 
 gave birth to a nation of 
great hope and expectation
So don your hero's cape 
and humble fez, my eagles' son, 
and lead us in our revolution














18 comments:

  1. The disasters the world over indeed has us back at the drawing board. A better picture just has to be possible!

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  2. "undo the face of evil;
    erase acts of bigotry,
    undo the pain and wrongs" this is the cry of our times for a new beginning...

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    1. Perhaps the shakeup the nation (world)has experienced will be enough to turn things around?

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  3. Damn, our minds have melded this fine day of the new year, & your allegory, & perfect pitch response to a passionate painting has reinforced the "hope" that surely springs eternal in poetic breasts--hope I am encountering in many of the poems out here on the trail. A pox on despair, for we are in the shit now, & we will need more than water wings to keep our heads above the turds.

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  4. AND I loved your line /signed by giants of men in wigs/. It seems that our holiday hiatus has rejuvenated the excellent word-smithing I am finding out here--hurrah & amen.

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    1. Thank you, Glenn, my friend. I noticed that, too. Posts today have been great...a couple of weeks away and the mind flows better to the pen. Let cool heads prevail!

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  5. you got it right when you mention that 'We are at your regal side' but yes, we do need a hero to 'lead us in our revolution'

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  6. I really hope that the spirit of the eagle can be turned in the right direction... it takes work, but you have the support of the world to set examples as you have used to do.

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  7. Great words for this painting. We need a new beginning birthed for this day. I hope you find it. It's out there somewhere

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  8. That last stanza sums it up - we must continue to dream of a better world planting seeds wherever we can in hopes to change the course of events, before too much collateral damage is done.

    those extraordinary keepers of dreams
    gave birth to a nation of
    great hope and expectation

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  9. The ending cry is just a good trumpet and wake up call ~ I hope we will hear it loud and clearly one day ~

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  10. Well done.........the spirit here, and in the painting....onward we go, through the muck and the bigotry and spewed hatred...we must. For if we stop, where shall we be? Well done.

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  11. "icon of resilience..you will soar to restore the spirit"---yes!!

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  12. I was captivated by the first stanza and then you led us into a powerful symbolism of hope and dignity for humanity. Wonderful.

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  13. So don your hero's cape
    and humble fez, my eagles' son,
    and lead us in our revolution

    There is so much to be done! Hopefully there are among the younger set who can take the challenge to make a difference and make it happen!

    Hank

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