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Sanctuary

Sanctuary Wandering through a moveable museum of memories Dusting off exhibits of moments held fast in gossamer watercolors; Milestones chiseled into fleeting moments, Soft edges of first love; Brushing aside gauzy cobwebs on photo negatives Blushing with pastel transparency in opaque blended impressions; Images emerge into negative space awash with nude opinions Layered into the hard edges in edgy palettes perspective; Meandering through silent salons shaded dusky murals in shadows of rose Lending sienna tints and glow to prisms of luminosity; A sacred place vibrating in cerulean hues – A chancel of still life in blooms - holy place of signed wax relics; Drifting through a gallery of jigsaw puzzled passages Sketched in black and white - fantasies spattered in bold colors; Visions staring back unblinking at lost victories buried in the abstract Untouched prints, tattooed in rust, restored; Still furnishing this holy place With an ever expanding collection displayed; Fragments of umber magic captured – deckled grief fading – Studies of raw strangled cries – portraits of choice set in unforgettable;- Browsing hand in hand with time - Lost in mazes of archival, acid free, displays; Featureless faces hidden within twisted illustrations - Born out of the gasping barren abyss of flat washes; Framed in this breathing womb tiny points of waiting pigment Building up a portrait - nurtured - protected - nourished; Abiding in the seamless brush strokes Graphic hills and valleys - sanctum grassy meadows ecstasy; The unfinished infinite design revealing watermarks Cherished by the eternal conservancy. N/A - 9-1-2020

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Date: 10/1/2020 1:54:00 PM
Sam you truly are a most talented poet and I send congratulations on your podium win, with this exquisite poetry. Such imagery comes from your incredible words; they have painted a picture in my mind that took me on an amazing journey. This poem must be read many times, each time finding something different from it. Thank you... With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 10/5/2020 12:18:00 PM
Dear friend, your words are truly humbling - especially from your talented pen! I hoped the picture in my mind would come through the images. Thank you for that affirmation! I always enjoy your visits. Thank you for walking with me through this "moveable museum" with its ever changing - ever expanding exhibits. Sending harvest blessings!
Date: 10/1/2020 4:03:00 AM
Sam, a brilliant picture held in graphic imagery of the mind. One we all can share and told with such grace. Congratulations on your top finish, well deserved.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 10/1/2020 1:09:00 PM
Thank you so much Greg. The concept of an internal sanctuary that is ever evolving - a place where so much affects us our thoughts and actions, really captured my attention! It was fun to use the "museum" concept for imagery. All the best my friend.
Date: 8/20/2020 6:31:00 AM
Hi Sam, I just had to drop by this write when I saw the title, it drew me in immediately. I am so glad that I did. This is an excellent piece of poetic grace that does sing in the mind. Your creativity and skill combine to create excellence within your flowing lines. This is a work to inspire. Have a wonderful Thursday....Mike. Reads like a winner to me. Best wishes for the contest.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 10/1/2020 1:11:00 PM
Hi Mike! I can't believe I missed you message! Thank you for your gracious words, encouragement, support and best wishes. They mean so much to me. Hope you are doing well. Enjoy our visits.
Date: 8/19/2020 10:51:00 PM
Splendid imagination and a wonderful take on the theme.. Great write Sam.. Lines are beautifully carved.. Good luck..
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Date: 8/19/2020 7:15:00 PM
You are a very inspired artist! Poem is like a mystic trip, very tasty journey. Something to enjoy several times in a row.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/20/2020 10:42:00 PM
Hi Sigrid, so nice to meet you! Thank you for your visit and your gracious feedback - grateful and honored! I loved this theme and I enjoyed exploring poetically. All the best to you!