"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2017 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw or get my first book and see how the work evolves with new books rolling out next year.


Polly Alice

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Painting

So Paintings have layers, right?
First bleary, watery like tears.
Then blocks of color
puzzle pieces to fit together
spaces to shape, reshape
and shape again.
Finally the skin everyone
might start to see.
That's when you have
to fight for it. Don't quit.
Push it. Push the color.
Push the light.
Push the shadows.
Fight.
Don't quit.
Then you'll have a painting.
Recipe for life.

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