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Still Life

d’Verse Poets Pub – Quadrille #52 Let’s Fire it Up
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Still Life

 

she wipes the smudges from her hand
stares at the gray shapes on her canvas
birds, flowers, trees, seem to magically
spring from the vine charcoal she
holds between her fingers
maybe the magic was in the fire, burning
life into dry willow branches

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I’ve been taking some art classes recently – vine charcoal is made by burning grape vines or willow branches to a specific hardness.

Also posting on Tuesday Platform over at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

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15 thoughts on “Still Life

  1. A gorgeous portrait of an artist, Candy. I am currently hooked on the Sky Arts programme ‘Portrait (and Landscape) Artist of the Year’. When I still dabbled ion art, charcoal was my favourite medium and I remember those smudges, gray shapes and magic. I especially love the final lines.

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