easier than words

01 Apr


Brush to the oil paint,

color to the canvas

gracefully and magically

making emptiness vanish.

The visions in the mind

manufacturing begins,

regurgitation of essence

spewing out from within.

The undoubted magic

materializes a bit later,

transformation of imagination

like an artistic translator.

The passion and ability

to make brilliance emerge,

from the mind to the hand

I am a conduit for the surge.

To try an explain what I see

I wouldn’t have the first clue,

It’s easier to piece it together

and then just show it to you.






Posted by on April 1, 2018 in art, poetry, Uncategorized, writing


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21 responses to “easier than words

  1. Marie Abanga

    April 1, 2018 at 5:08 am

    So much easier and soul full . thanks for this Joe, hope you feeling better each moment…

    Liked by 2 people

  2. grumpygorman

    April 1, 2018 at 8:49 am

    excellent write.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Tracy Joan Reid

    April 1, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Very well written!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. thereluctantpoet

    April 2, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Oh my! This is a really super piece comparing painting to writing, especially poetry. Bravo, Bravo!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. thereluctantpoet

    April 2, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come and read this post and you will learn why some say, “A picture is worth a thousand words!. Please check out Joseph’s Archive.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Lesleykluchin

    April 2, 2018 at 1:19 am

    There is always so much depth to Joseph’s writing. It is always raw and real. I loved this piece.

    Liked by 1 person


    April 2, 2018 at 9:58 am

    This is so beautiful… You painted the canvas with your incredible writing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jay Kaushal

    April 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Joseph! I have tagged you in a TMI post on my blog. Please check. 😀


  9. Alex Sarll

    April 16, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Great poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Juansen Dizon

    July 10, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Very beautiful! ❤

    Liked by 1 person


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