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Chiaroscuro

From purest white to deepest black And finite grays between, The chiaroscuro images As yet remain unseen. A canvas taut and unadorned Before your strokes begin, So too, a poem lies in repose, As tethered words within. Emotion is the shepherd of Our vision to complete. Inspired, we highlight, shadowing, In disparate technique. As paint will blend, so words will rhyme In varied routes depart, Then end its journey to a mind With pleas to win its heart. Gene Bourne 02-18-12 .

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Date: 3/6/2016 10:05:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week. " A poet, unlikely a painter, uses words to create what his adventurous soul feels- those emotions hidden within...until they find that voice willing and capable of bringing them into the light. " The images you portray are vivid and yet melancholic. Beautiful verses written with passion and insight. Keep up the great work, Gene. Best Wishes, Andrew.
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Date: 3/6/2016 8:12:00 AM
As an artist myself, beautifully put.
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Date: 3/2/2016 3:54:00 PM
A profound and well-written piece about inspiration.
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Date: 2/29/2016 4:13:00 AM
Hi Gene. Congrats for having your work featured in the Poetry Soup homepage!!! ;-)
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Date: 2/12/2014 9:11:00 PM
Poetry is a form of painting with words. Nicely written.
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Gene Bourne
Date: 3/7/2014 3:26:00 PM
Thanks much, Robert. Gene.
Date: 1/30/2014 6:09:00 PM
I see your reaching a comfort zone on this site, nice poem, try some of the contests Gene, they're fun to do
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Gene Bourne
Date: 4/11/2014 12:52:00 AM
Thanks, Fred.....I'm behind on my reading and commenting but will soon catch up. Thanks, my friend for the contests tip. Your comments I look forward to. Gene Bourne.
Date: 1/30/2014 1:15:00 PM
Love this one :)
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Gene Bourne
Date: 2/13/2014 11:52:00 AM
Thanks, Avesha. I appreciate your comment. One of my majors in college was Art, which influenced the decision to use the theme of "Chiaroscuro" and inter-connecting it with poetry. Composing is a sibling to the creative, emotional aspect of our minds. Much appreciated, Gene Bourne.
Date: 1/27/2014 3:15:00 PM
Thanks, Anne-Lise You made my day. Thanks for reading and commenting YF Gene Bourne
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Date: 1/27/2014 12:22:00 PM
- A great poem, Gene - well done ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/27/2014 3:17:00 PM
Thanks, AnneLise. You made my day. I appreciate you reading and commenting. YF Gene Bourne.