14
Feb
08

The Tapestry of Life

A couple of months ago, I wrote a poem in celebration of the artistic endeavours of the many wonderful crafters and artists across the globe. I thought, after the last few days of wonderful activity, that it was particularly relevant, so I am posting it here, and dedicate it to all those who participated in the One World – One Heart event, and especially to Lisa who initiated it and worked so hard to organise it.

The Tapestry of Life.

Creative vision stretched to the limit;
expanded, embroidered, tweaked or stitched.
Richness of content, skilfully manipulated
with loving expression in seamless candour.
 
Human vision showing strength and diversity
Painting the soul and etching the pain.
Drawing on experience to mould silent messages.
Sculpting innovation, unmasking the arcane.
 
Euphoric joy portrayed so effectively
with deliberate strokes and quill unrestrained.
A myriad of colours, washes and templates
artistically quilted into everyday life.
 
How difficult to express point of view, inner eye;
to convey the uncharted, or patterns intrinsic
to the gossamer existence, the fabric of life,
in a material web of silken deceit.
 
How skilful to communicate with the world in a flash.
Capture moments in time, leave an image of truth.
Render the imperfections, enhance and transform,
Yet draw the naïve and sublimate their vision.
 
A voice, quietly spoken, undemanding but firm,
creates freedom, releases the treasures from within.
Innate creativity, explores tangible palettes
to produce art from the darkness of a virgin soul.
 
Ingenuity, originality, tinted with love
embellishing  the prosaic, the rubber-stamped umber.
Enriching and cleansing, uplifting and inspiring.
Artistry, the window to a passionate muse.
 
Society’s values, pollacked and poetical;
concealed, yet apparent in a magical jigsaw
of colours, textures, materials and shapes
stippled with love, a lasting impression.
 
Artistic expression, whatever the form,
is a universal gift. It is ready to use.
Communicating, negotiating, peacefully painting
a safe world, a sanctuary.
Humanity wise up!

© DF 2007

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