Painted Life

The world, our canvas
Is as clear as it could ever be
Impromptu strokes, beyond stoked
For the surprise,I am yet to see.

Follow the scene of my soul,
lighter moments of color
Paint the scene of my mind
Keeping pace with the road ahead
As steps move us forward,
In places where anything goes.

Lo and behold
Paintbrush bristles, kiss the poetic palate
Imprinting our souls and what they see;
A persistent light in the unrelenting darkness
Painting pictures with words that appraise
What the rest of the world
Would not hesitate taking for granted.

I follow my bliss with a like-minded soul
traveling into the paradise of beauty
and I know you will follow me to the end of days,
in this moment we shall walk together
basking in the creation we become
upon this canvas of a place called life
treading lightly into the miracle of now.

Michael from over at Original Dante and I have been working on another collaboration that we were finally able to wrap up with our busy schedules. Michael had sent me a few images and this is the one that spoke to me most. In hindsight, I look at that artwork now and it reminds me of my missing cat, as she would sometimes greet me in the road like a long lost friend. Beautiful memories remembered and a wonderful chance once more to get together with Michael.
You can find my friend and fellow poet Michael here:

https://originaldante.com

5 thoughts on “Painted Life

  1. Such a beautiful collaboration Kim.. And my heart goes out to your missing cat.. I remember our first cat who was one of many who adopted us, as I don’t think any of us owns a cat, they choose to stay… It was one we had when the children were small, it found us, and we had him for about a year, he then went missing…. We searched and searched, I told my young children he maybe had found another home to adopt him.. But in my heart I knew he had found his resting place.. Then the Universe as if it knew there was a new place, Sent another cat our way, we had her for 21 yrs.. 🙂 yes, 21..
    The painting is beautiful.. And so enjoyed reading the poetry you both created..

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  2. I can’t believe I’m first in line! This is beautiful in every way. The playfulness of the painting keeps drawing my eyes in, as does your poetic interpretation. It’s got everything — reality, adventure, and whatever you might need for the journey, including those wonderful multiplying fish and your dear kitty! 🙂 Many thanks to you and Michael!

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