Artist

Alexander Averin

Monday, 27 January 2014

Lonely Heart Ad.






The Mill, 1964 Andrew Wyeth



Lonely Heart Ad

A looker-out on life, encased in introspection, 
lost in hibernation,  the window on
her world's stuck fast, a glass she gazes through
that only opens in her  dreams.
Seeking a man of valour, warm, worthy,
strong but gentle and who has everything but
the girl.  She dreams him into being
to thaw a cold and lonely  heart.
He is wildly wise and tuning in somewhere
way out in the West, drumming a rhythm
which matches the beating of her heart

to bring it to its ease.  A true craftsman,
who eats no flesh,  rides against hounds, 

swims against tides, works in wood,

beats only metal, captures only images. 

An artist who understands Man’s purpose:

to be creative, to be kind, to be the instrument of peace
St Francis laid  down for her within her favourite prayer.
Cait O’Connor

Above is a poem written for Magpie Tales which is a blog dedicated to the enjoyment of poets and writers for the purpose of honing their craft and keeping their muses alive and well. Willow posts a picture each week and we have to respond to the image with words.

6 comments:

Countryside Tales said...

I like that Cait :-)

Vee said...

One has to admire anyone who can write in response to a poem or a painting. Well done. I wonder if this Wyeth painting is a scene from my corner.

Sue J said...

Beautifully written!

Sue said...

Definitely one of my favorites this round. Really loved it.

=)

Helena said...

Swept me along. What gracious words for thought!

Tess Kincaid said...

An understanding artist, indeed...nice write Cait...