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Painting with Words

Painting with Words If I were an artist instead of a poet I’d paint what I knew as others would know it. I’d be a Renoir and never a Klee I’d paint what I saw as others would see. If I were a painting instead of a poem I’d use vivid colors on flowers or crone. It’s the texture that matters , the curl of the line Not the meter or syntax or even the rhyme. I’d paint up a heaven, bright stars in the sky. My colors would dazzle and make people cry. I’d paint with abandon but nothing too styled. I’d paint a dog barking, the cry of a child. The blush of the morning, awash with the dew, The eyes of a lover I’d capture for you. But I’m just a poem, a small little rhyme So I’ll paint with my words while you paint with your mind.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 9/3/2021 11:22:00 PM
Dear Mr. Jordan, Wonderful piece, such a set of words put together here for us to reflect upon. I adore the way the author composed this, it flows so well as if it was done with help from above. Thank You for writing this Mr. Jordan. I feel blessed by reading your work.
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Date: 9/3/2021 6:42:00 PM
Dear Richard, I really like this poem. You've got a good rhythm here, and even the near rhymes are pleasing to the ear. Carol Louise
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Date: 9/3/2021 4:54:00 PM
Richard, I thought your poem was beautiful.
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Date: 9/3/2021 3:05:00 PM
Richard, Excellent poetry. Caused me to imagine many things. Keep up the good work!
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Date: 9/2/2021 5:40:00 PM
I really enjoy your work, Keep up the good work.
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Date: 9/2/2021 4:40:00 PM
Excellent poem Richard!
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Date: 9/2/2021 2:52:00 PM
As both an artist and poet.love this.see,feedback mine or see my art on Facebook.peace pal.
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Date: 9/2/2021 1:42:00 PM
enjoyed thank you for sharing.
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Date: 9/2/2021 12:52:00 PM
Richard, You make me smile, a much bigger smile than Mona. I love your "painting." You put the art itself vividly into words.
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Date: 9/2/2021 12:41:00 PM
You truly are an artist with words. Lovely poem that speaks to me..... Blessings, Paulette
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Date: 9/2/2021 12:29:00 PM
Excellent! I loved every line. Beautifully written.
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Date: 9/2/2021 11:41:00 AM
Indeed a poem of note. Many thanks.
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Date: 9/2/2021 11:16:00 AM
Beautiful :-)
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Date: 9/2/2021 11:04:00 AM
This is lovely, Richard, a little poem that leads to the bigger picture, sweet . . . : )
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Date: 9/2/2021 10:47:00 AM
Hello Richard. Very clever and vivid painted poem. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing this one :)
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Date: 9/2/2021 10:44:00 AM
One of my favorite poems! Ill read this again and again. (Which I have already) You have a new follower.
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Date: 1/17/2021 6:07:00 PM
Beautiful poem, Richard. So glad to have found it in the pages of the 2020 PS Anthology ~
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Date: 5/7/2017 4:15:00 PM
If you were a painter then a gallery I would own. Your poetry has painted an everlasting thought, worth more than I own. Thanks for the thoughts
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Date: 2/18/2016 5:24:00 PM
Lovely poem Richard. As a painting, good texture with depth and colour and flowing lines. An intelligent poem and well thought out. Regards Edward
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Date: 1/29/2016 4:09:00 AM
Reading this again, makes it seem all the better!
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Richard Jordan
Date: 1/30/2016 8:38:00 AM
Thanks Laura for visiting again. I see you are still very active since I visited your first Triolet. Always improving and gaining fans. Keep writing!
Date: 6/4/2015 3:07:00 PM
Hi Richard, a poem that rhymes very well and a simply put refresher; like playing the piano, your words sweeping the keyboard with nonchalance. Edward
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Date: 6/5/2015 1:12:00 PM
Hi Richard, yes foy is a good word and an inspirational one as it fitted perfectly for the meaning I wanted. Regards Edward
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Date: 6/5/2015 11:54:00 AM
Thanks, Edward. I left a note on your newest poem but also enjoyed the older poems very much. I also learned a new word-Foy.
Date: 5/31/2015 12:35:00 AM
wow great work
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Date: 6/2/2015 7:48:00 AM
Thanks, zakhe. I picked my favorite from your many great poems--Mother of All. The last line says it all beautifully..."And sing my last rhymes of sweet poetry".
Date: 5/30/2015 5:23:00 PM
And what a beautiful picture it is you have painted. Congratulations on your poem being chosen as POTD! Kim
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Date: 6/2/2015 7:40:00 AM
Thanks, Kim. Your comment led me to your poems, which are great! For the third time, after reading Surf n' Summer, I am inspired to try a Triolet.
Date: 5/30/2015 3:55:00 PM
Enjoying the scene here Richard, great stuff.. 7 for sure..' & congrats on the feature..!
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Date: 5/31/2015 9:02:00 AM
Thanks, Joe and thanks for the comment on Sun Speckled Pond. I enjoy your poems, the internal rhyming and enjambment. My college motto was "Vox Clamantis in Deserto" (a voice crying in the wilderness). Loved that poem.
Date: 5/30/2015 2:32:00 PM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. Richard ! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Richard Jordan
Date: 6/1/2015 3:43:00 PM
Thanks, Anne Lise. You have inspired me to try the Kimo format with Sweet Moon and Queen of the Forest!
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