Poet Versus Painter

Written by: Albert Ahearn

Kaleidoscopic leaf cover shimmers in the September sun casting shadowy and sunlit shifting pools of darkness and light on a multicolored graveyard. Sweet decaying scents permeate the early autumn environs while yellow oxeye sunflowers sway to an autumnal zephyr that whispers enchanting verses softly throughout the trees. ******** Never could a master artist paint like a poet paints with words. What subtle hues could he employ to capture a whispering wind, the sweetness of decaying leaves, inconsistencies of shadows? These intangibles are captured with colors of imagery that are discriminately mixed and depicted where the painter ruefully and completely fails, affixed to inanimateness whereas, the poet pens movement and complexion into his work.