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Drawing Is

	Drawing is...
	
	
	...essential to my life,
	my need-to-mark work
	to claim, 
	touch,
	make visible 
	that which exists hidden 
	within the thinness 
	of a sheet of paper; 
	to see rather than merely look, 
	my eyes, lodestones 
	for edge, 
	shadow, 
	form, 
	position;
	to ingest that which meets my eye,
	then loose it through 
	the conduit of my fingers, 
	revealing traces in the paper 
	of a reality such as 
	only I can see.

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  1. Date: 5/3/2013 8:02:00 AM
    you are creating drawing by writing in this poem.it is a good work of imagining life with painting nd writing into drawing.....lovely

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/3/2013 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Teslim. I appreciate the comment... Jack
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 1:21:00 PM
    I used to draw a lot...never was the best...I've got too many damn hobbies. Great poem!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/2/2013 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I taught drawing for almost three decades. I'm convinced that virtually anyone can learn to draw, so long as there's not a need for perfection, that is, don't reject your drawing because it doesn't look exactly like what you are drawing. Everyone sees differently. Look at "Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain." I know about too many hobbies all too well... Jack
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 10:02:00 AM
    In the words of Sherlock Holmes, "You see, but you do not observe."... I am not an artist when it comes to drawing, but I do feel the same when I write. Creating a vision that only I could see... wow! I like how your work steers clear from cliches, and it's strange how I can almost TELL you wrote it, simply because of the style it's written in.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/2/2013 10:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sherlock was right. It's true every time for me. If I think about t, it turn out crap. I do seem to write in a couple of voices. Maybe a little multiple personality?