Sunday, August 30, 2015

Admire from afar

I receive Brain Pickings in my email box every Sunday morning. Today's column highlighted wonderful line drawings of Every Person in New York: Illustrated. Then... another book of people in San Francisco... line drawings filled in with watercolors. I wish I could draw like that.

So many ways
To view the world;
So many ways
To describe the world.
I try to stand back
Admire from afar
Without being jealous
Of a turn of phrase,
A drawing which captures
That particular gesture.
Never mind.
So many ways
Admire from afar
Add my own sparkle
To the world
By writing every day
By paying attention
To the words
To the pictures others draw
Release what I have done
Into the world
Admire from afar
What others see
Add my words to the mix.

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