Artistic Envy

Napowrimo 2019, Day 22. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that engages with another art form – it might be about a friend of yours who paints or sculpts, your high school struggles with learning to play the French horn, or a wonderful painting, film, or piece of music you’ve experienced – anything is in bounds here, so long as it uses the poem to express something about another form of art.

I wish I could paint the pictures in my mind.

I can see it, clear as day,

What I want my picture to be.

Alas when I put pencil to paper,

My pencil will not draw the way I imagine.

I try and try and try again,

Yet it’s still never the same as in my mind.

So I write my words,

Flowing from my mind free.

Yet I still envy the artist.

For people appreciate visual arts,

Much more than the works of a poet.

By Autumn Willow

Copyright@AutumnWillow:KatieHaigh 22/04/19

Art by Ashleigh Haigh

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