Paintbrush

After You painted the sun in the sky,

Adding a rainbow and brilliant sunrise;

After You crafted the mountains and trees,

Sketching the lilies, the roses, the seas –

You left me a palette, with flowers for hues,

And gave me blank canvas and paintbrush to use…

Indian paintbrush grows wild here – it comes in many variations of pinks.  This one is growing in the ditch near my yard – I don’t know its proper botanical name.   It always reminds me that art is alive all around us in this gallery we call Earth…

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13 comments on “Paintbrush

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    I absolutely love Indian Paintbrush, Melody–and your poem and the photo are excellent!! God bless you today–love, sis Caddo

  2. Penescapes says:

    I am amazed at what a prolific artist you are..your pen paints canvases of verbal beauty every day!

  3. Although your poetry and pictures warms me up in the morning, I like the words comparing our world to a gallery. It is a gentle reminder to move the ordinary we see every day into the realm of the extraordinary. Thank you.

  4. snowbirdpress says:

    Having had to auction off my oils, and no longer able to paint…. I appreciate the beauty you’ve found in this flower… and finding new ways to do things we no longer can do….

    • melodylowes says:

      That must have been a difficult thing for you…life hands us difficult things, doesn’t it? There is always a way to enjoy the arts, even without a paintbrush in hand.

  5. I liked this enough to tweet a link to it. That tweet got retweeted by two different accounts. It’s a really good poem, and a great picture.

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