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The Old Painter

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The Old Painter

sublime my paintings, memory be
lost in time, I now must see

where once the gale winds trembled chill
wrapped in blankets, remember still

a touch, a kiss, the summer sun
from deep within, must now be spun

I frolic to and fro in time
my brush, alas..... can only mime

I still can hear cicada's whine
but yearn for yellow celandine

tho memories fade, my spirit thrives
aflush! my paintings will survive!

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  1. Date: 10/16/2014 6:29:00 AM
    Great poem. When and where did you write. The Nolte's live in Lancaster, PA area and there are also Goff's living there. Is that your neck of the woods? Jim Horn, Bolivia, NC. My family settled in Lancaster from Germany back in the late 1800's and lived on Locust Street. Jim Horn

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 4:40:00 AM
    I just ran across this poem. I love it. Such a wonderful poem you have written here.

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 4:56:00 AM
    Good poetry like good wine. It leaves an aftertaste. James, your poem is worthy of praise and triumph. Truly yours, Oleg

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 8:25:00 AM
    I love this--its light rhythm, soft imagery, and overall idea. This is my favourite part: "I frolic to and fro in time my brush, alas..... can only mime."

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 12:02:00 PM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor with three poems and the best to you in the finals Jim. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 10:45:00 PM
    Hi James. Congratulations on all three sensational entries making it through the first round and best wishes on advancing to the finals. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:00:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 3:02:00 PM
    Congrats again on this making through the next round :)

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 2:57:00 PM
    James, my congratulations on your very poetic lines in the 2nd round.) Good Luck! Oleg

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:25:00 AM
    wonderful..congrats on this making the second round. BG

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:24:00 AM
    wonderful..congrats on this making the second round. BG

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 10:12:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem James >> James

  1. Date: 11/8/2009 11:41:00 AM
    James congratulations on this great featured poem, Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 6:52:00 PM
    Although the physical being ceases to exist Eternity CAN be achieved through ones artistic creation. Congratulations, James. Love, Iolanda

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 5:03:00 PM
    Congrats James on "The Old Painter" being featured. You also paint with words. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 11/3/2009 1:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured-- Charma

  1. Date: 11/3/2009 12:36:00 PM
    beautiful, congrats on being a featured artist!!

  1. Date: 11/3/2009 8:34:00 AM
    O.M.G, Mr. J.M.G..... Bravo, dear friend, Bravo...I have stored three now from you... Congrats on this feature which should be number one....:JP]

  1. Date: 11/3/2009 8:06:00 AM
    SUPERB! piece my friend. And CONGRATS on your poem being featured this week.

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 7:31:00 PM
    Just gorgeous.. congrats on you feature..Sorry I missed this first time aorund. BG