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HOMER'S HUES

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HOMER'S HUES


I’m waylaid by light-fingered perspectives, culpable 
clouds. Landscapes seethe in framed frustration 

within the near empty gallery. Oils of the Grand River 
surge under sensitive skin, currents that slyly drift 

past preservation, depths both shallow and deep. 
Banks barely hold supplicant trees, trunks creek-creek 

knowing eyes and layers hide orphaned fox cubs, 
three sleeping, according to imagination. 

There is a moment, a treason moment, when I consider
slipping the art from its pen, shooing it outdoors,

mindless of reason or consequence, as an act 
of empathy for boxed, wild strokes, genuine and replete

yet defiant. Paint speaks. Its heartbeat blinds as it 
repeats pastoral scenes with the ochre and puce

of distant thunder. I taste wind, smell resistance
in blues while inspiration splays fields prepared for rain,

a dance of wildflowers. Restored by a drowning in
umber, freed from worn floors. Watson’s mossy greens

hum. Gone, blood and bone, from body freed, 
for one hour I belong to another’s cherished miles

for one perfect hour I disappear into canvas and linseed. 





By Cyndi MacMillan, Nov 20, 2012
For Nette Onclaud's Synesthesia, Inner Body Movement Contest




*Homer Watson (1855-1936) was a Canadian landscape artist. The Homer Watson House and Gallery features many of his works, though his masterpieces are scattered around Canada. To see his painting, Near the Close of a Stormy Day, see the About this Poem link, if you are able.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2013 3:45:00 PM
    Just wonderful Dee fav phrases [light-fingered perspectives and culpable clouds][ such is my empathy for/ boxed, old strokes, genuine and/replete yet defiant.]Painting can be every bit as absorbing as poetry! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 4:58:00 AM
    Many Congratulations xx

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:41:00 PM
    I can see the artist, the art, and the inspiration all so gloriously described in this beautiful poem!

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 6:20:00 PM
    Congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 7:14:00 AM
    [Culpible clouds!..so cool!] oh My [supplicant trees which creak!] You are one wonder of a writer Dee. Glad your home. Thanks for stopping by my work. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 9:20:00 PM
    This is one of those one word comment poems - Wow! Awesome! OK, two words:-)

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 9:24:00 PM
    I dont know of him..but will go take a look..nice work. BG