Freed by Art

Sharing this poem with The Poetry Pantry at Poets United, and with Open Link at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. And also with Prompt Nights (Art).
Painting: A Bend in the River Oise – Charles-FranΓ§ois Daubigny, via Wikimedia Commons. The painting is currently shown at the Brooklyn Museum.

Freed by Art

how beautiful it would be
to feel the branches sway,
and feel the breeze today;
to see a leaf dance below,
kiss the river tenderly so,
and ripple her serene face;
see the sky, ashen, pale,
think if a storm regales,
raindrops fall with grace;
on canvas, touch of paint,
its beauty, oh so quaint,
how his imagination plays;
a piece of art it might be,
yet much more it sets free,
as we continue to gaze.

(Β© 16th May 2016)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

32 thoughts on “Freed by Art”

  1. Bravo! πŸ˜€ Such depth and wisdom in your verse Vinay, no doubt a beautiful painting has the power to allure us into its fold. When our imagination is triggered by its magnificent beauty we find that somehow the art has set us free πŸ˜€ Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support πŸ™‚

    Lots of love,
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    • Yeah, I agree, A painting does have the power to bring out beauty from within us. πŸ˜€ Glad you felt it was beautifully penned. Thank you, Sanaa, for the inspiration as well. πŸ™‚
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  2. Art is so much more than the finished image – and you explore that beautifully is heart and soul and sometimes even tears

    • Yes. It is the the baby of the artist, and the creator of so many more thoughts from the person who sees it. πŸ™‚ Heart, soul, tears… and much more. Thank you, Jae.
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  3. How beautiful it would be indeed. I feel as if you have given the reader a way to get inside a painting and really experience it.

  4. Wow! Beauty in terms of art….Stunning! Every line is beautiful, Leo. Good to see you after a long time. πŸ™‚

  5. Wow …wow…wow…so much thought, certainly when you see something so enchanting
    Are you the same one who use to do Haiku Heights?

  6. I love your poem — I had to stop a moment before commenting, just to read it again. Beauty pours from every word — you are gazing at art with every sense in tune, making what in nature seems so simple — very powerful. Thank you for sharing.

    • Nature is powerful. At times, just looking at an artwork of nature, it might seem simple. πŸ™‚ Glad that I could make it thought provoking. Thank you, Stacie.

  7. I could look into that painting all day with a happy contented heart. Love the way your words blend and flow like the water itself πŸ˜€ XXX

    • I could look into that painting all day too, Gina, and possibly bring out something completely different each time. πŸ™‚ It happens when the painting is that amazing. Thanks.

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