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Time With My Lord
by Mary E. Somes

A moment alone with God, in privacy
As I read the Bible and pray
To you, calms my soul, and gives me rest.

Burdens I can’t do anything about
I turn over to you
And you take care of them.

My heart is full of thanksgiving
For the love you give freely to me.

The Splendor of Silence

The vastness of the sea
The majesty of the mountains
Sensitivity of the spiritual
Not seen
Not explained.

Through Time

Art
Blooms
In the wilds
In the still
Of the night.

Blooms
Through
Revolving time
Art is ever singing
Like the surging

Of the sea
No words
Art is still
Art is vibration
Defying description.

Color

Why
Black and white?
Color is alive
Black is not color
White is not alive

Red
Is sound
Blue
Is quietness
Yellow
Is motion
Like nasturtiums.

Purple trembles
The last of
The asters.

Intaglio

Stone
Prostrate
Image in relief
A gem
Incised carving Intaglio.

Cool Color

White is cool
Snow for one
The whiteness of hair
Ocean spume
Peace and unity.

Rainbow

A blind man
Dreamed a rainbow
Felt the colors
Neither lavish or monotonous
His sense of touch
Pulsated the
Correct color scheme.

Quietness

Blue is quiet
Orange is earthy, youth, warmth,
Green is spring
For-get-me-nots are blue
A rose is not
Each in its firmament.

Land Is

Here
Land too barren for
Productiveness
Yet poignant
With virgin beauty.

Here
Lasting mountains
Known to death
Hidden deeply
From wanton probing.

Itself

Undisturbed
By man
Who stands waiting
For desecrations
Glacier memorabilia
May it long stand
Beyond man’s
Impermanency.

On Writing Poetry

The poet – artist is an independent
Although he seldom earns the current rent.

Aesthetic Thinking

Eye
Ear
Beauty
Message
Communication
Man’s total existence.

Man

The shell holding out linear skeleton
Presents to the surrounding world reality
Designed by our predestinator,
We alone are given promise of immortality.

Could it be the marks our predecessors left behind?
The monumentals unearthed by mundane man,
Should there remain a vestige of our kind.
Another and more colossal perfect plan.

Assured there will be no one left to see
The slate will be quite clean for a new creation
That will spurn the apple and the fig tree leaf
And bring to light once more elation.

If we should again be given survival
Men new-born tuned to be less satirical.

The Presentation

The truest presentation of nature
Is triumphant at its highest in art,
It becomes attached to youth and the mature,
It sets one’s individual world apart.

Art is the idealized image of truth,
The visualized mind and soul of man,
It can spring alive in early youth
Or liedorman, awaiting a specific plan.

Art becomes fixulated, a pleasured form,
Imagery that until now an unrealized forethought,
With paint, palette and brush strive to transfer
One’s wildest dreams that seem for naught.

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