Friday, July 17, 2015

Fisherman Senryu Two

Good morning!  It's Poetry Friday!

My fisherman doorstop from last Friday's Roundup was still on my countertop a few days ago (I told you he didn't have a job), and he just spoke to me again.  This time, I added my first "little watercolor" using my new real watercolors on real paper as a backdrop for writing another poem in his honor!

He's a fun study.  Such a magnetic personality!
 
The Fisherman

Man of sea and shore
Smiling eyes blue as water
His laugh like thunder

©Donna JT Smith, 2015 


Then I put my fisherman in his rightful place (where he thinks he has a job, but there is no door to hold) and then decided to switch the picture to a watercolor that I did with my grandson's watercolor set that I keep here for his visits.  They are the typical paints in the round pots in a plastic container.  These paints, though they do make colors, have a tendency to want to give you "pieces of paint" instead of blending nicely.  The best thing about them is that they are what made me decide to get a few tubes of paint and some better paper than index cards.
I used pen on a small index card to draw a basic outline of the lupines and then painted.  This one is pretty small, and I know it is not going to win any awards (unless for sheer bravery for putting it online for the world to see), BUT it was fun, and it gave me a poem.  And fun and poetry are what it's all about in my world.

Lupines
Blooming wild flowers
Field of purple summer smiles
Happy morning walk

©Donna JT Smith, 2015

Now it's time to head over to another spot in Maine, where Kimberly Moran is hosting 
the Poetry Friday Roundup today!  She has posted a thought-provoking poem about writing by Seamus Heaney.



12 comments:

  1. I'm thrilled to see you painting, Donna! Love the "laugh like thunder" and both watercolors are beautiful. Now you've challenged me to do more! I'm sharing your wonderful surprise today. Thank you again!

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    1. Well, it must be a "back-at-ya" challenge! Because you are continually "challenge-inspiring" me! I wouldn't have thought to take out pencils, brush and paper if I hadn't seen you take the plunge! I've signed up for an Odds Bodkin storytelling seminar in August. Excited to try that next. I'm glad you are enjoying the puzzle. Your watercolor made it easy!

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  2. Love your watercolors, and your poems, Donna, especially that "field of purple smiles." Art and poetry are perfect companions, aren't they?

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    1. Painting and poetry do go so well together...but then I do like music and dance, too. Lots of art forms make me smile!

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  3. I love seeing all the interesting combinations you are making. Maine realia and watercolors and magnetic poetry all together. I definitely think you get an award for being super creative this week! You make me want to go buy some watercolors. Even the cheap kind in the little tubs!

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    1. Oh, do! Do get a little watercolor set! I had a great time even with those. Such an inexpensive bit of fun. And relaxing as long as you don't take it too seriously!

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  4. Donna,
    I love your real water colors on real paper. Great work, and you have a crazy, wicked sense of humor. Love it.

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    1. Thanks for appreciating my water colors and humor. Not everyone does.

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  5. Lovely lupines and magnet poetry--I like the image of the lupines smiling.

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    1. I love a field of lupines. They make me smile back!

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  6. You've taken the plunge into painting--nicely done!

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    1. Thanks! It is still fun. Hope I never get too the point where I take it too seriously and the imperfections bother me.

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