Saturday:) Sunsets and Sonnets

20 Feb

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.”

Plutarch

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Nice quote. I like to think that I do a little of both. When I paint or draw, I like to think that I’m telling a story. And when I write poetry, I hope it paints a story for the reader. I do not profess to be a master of either art form, but I do love dabbling in both.

Tonight, when I was walking in the glow of the evening sun, I was inspired to write a simple poem… a painting that speaks.

THE POND

I stroll around the pond

Each and every night

Watching as the sun sets

Painting skies of golden light.

The barren trees of winter

Silhouette the water’s shore

While squirrels and bunnies scamper

 Out to play or just explore. 

A bird sings in the distance

His tune so soft and sweet

Perhaps to say “Good evening”

As I pass him on the street. 

You’d think one would get tired

Always walking the same way

Every evening oh so different

Wondrous sights and sounds each day.

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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