Jack’s Art

His palette is assembled, carefully arrange on the worn oak plank
Deliberately chosen hues of blues and dollops of crisp whites

His brushes crafted from the manes of unicorns gathered from days past
Magic embraced within the hairs brings forth life to strokes

A small bottle hangs from his waist containing pearls ground to finest dust
Pearls gathered from the depths of the blue ocean, white iridescent

He seeks out canvas of clarity, clear to the eye to create his masterpieces
Framed in wood from small glass panes, to murals of office walls he seeks

Light of the stars and moonlight his canvas, shine down upon his head
Once chosen he floats in front of that glass, envisioning what his mind wants

Thinking carefully before the first stroke of the brush touches the glass
Then without pause a frenzy of broad strokes usher forth, blazing the window

Before one grain of sand can fall in Father Time’s hour glass, Jack is done
Impressionistic images of trees, leaves, pastures, villages, deer spring to life

A masterpiece of frost, the whitest white interceded with bluish cast
He tips out the pearl dust onto his hand, then with a strong blow of his lungs

Scatters that dust onto the still wet painting, shimmering effect
Then with no applause or reviews leaving his creation to the fates

jack's art


About jasterling

One part of my life is in the science of anthropology and archaeology where I did comparative work. My other life that I am now pursuing is writing along the lines of fantasy/sci fi fictional writing as my one way to stay sane in this other insane world. Please enjoy the selections you will find in my blog.
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