abstract lines

Hello, dear digital friends!

For those of you who write, have you ever been so inspired by a stimulus – something you see, hear, smell – that words just spill forth?

This poem began exactly so – with this gorgeous abstract image.^

As an artist, it fascinates me to know: how did one arrive at this finished product? Its blurred lines. Color selections. Sense of perspective.

What was their process of creation? Or was it completely random and unplanned? A visceral reaction to something beautiful?

Which leads me to think more existentially… is life not just inspired creation? Whether formed from chaos or intricately designed… does it matter? Isn’t the end result simply something awe-inspiring to behold?

I hope you enjoy this poem half as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Please let me know your thoughts and reactions to the poem in the Comments Section below.

-PS Conway ☘️ ☘️ ☘️

^ sidenote – I cannot believe art this lovely was simply available for free use where I found it online. If you recognize this painting as someone’s art, famous or otherwise, could you please message me their name and its title so I can give it the proper attribution? Thanks.

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abstract lines

the lonely prophet dreams divinity

as she gazes down a teal-tinged coastline

all the endless possibilities

displayed on creation’s canvas

not at all as it seems   

– – – yet better

for the beauty lies buried in the nuance

of the surreal

sanctity in the seascape

abstract lines where colors connect

to reveal a whole

a goal of a god hellbent on her art

work so imperfect from the start

that each stroke thickens her passions

tears flow and soak thick

her vision of what is and what should be

the sea and the land

– – – blurred into one

10 comments

    1. I absolutely ❤ it‼️❤ IT describes that feeling I never could quite put into words when I’ve vacationed different places with my family. There is the beauty of the place itself; and the beauty of us being “in the moment”. You have done an excellent job in describing that feeling precisely‼️

      1. So appreciated, Rhonda! Love when that connection is deeply established with a poem… especially one I wrote! Hehe. Cheers 🙏🏻🌹🍷✨

  1. I love the verse “work so imperfect from the start”. It brings into perspective the fragility of the creative process. We are all just groping in the dark trying to create something beautiful or meaningful but art is always subjective. One woman’s masterpiece is another’s trite obvious repetition. Well done Pat!

    1. Thanks so much, Naomi. The subjectivity and imperfection of art is such a true statement. And yet, at the same time, isn’t there a level of divinity bestowed through the act of creation itself? Quite a poser, eh? 🌹🙏🏻🍷🌊🤘🏻✨

  2. ‘The beauty lies buried in the nuance’, my favourite line. As an artist it is what I try so hard to achieve and yes passion, there has to be passion.
    As alway your poetry hits the mark. Thank you. 🙏

  3. Love it! The images it evokes are so crystal clear showing us the imperfections in art and all around us. Those imperfections that make things so unique they draw us in. Just as your poem draws us in

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