Sunday, July 28, 2013

Drizzling Darkness



It was like watching
‘Jackson Pollock’
Creating a ‘drip painting’...
Energizing every inch
of the forest-floor,
Without his usual 
easel, palette and brushes...

The haze of the dusk
With a brush of it's own
Rode along; dabbled in water
Inky blue color gently 
splattered...gently
glided into the pool, 
pinning the edges...

Silvery moon light swooped down 
Into the water perforating the trees 
The moans of the breeze wandered;
 Spilled softly over the brook,
...shadows lengthened,
Stirred the anesthetic reclines
of the silhouettes.

A masterpiece
 of the ‘drip’ painting evolved...
Like a luminous pearl
The brook shimmered
Night still juvenile, dazzled 
Under the pretty moonlight!

A repost! This was written about two years back.
Linked with  dVerse Poetics.  Write a 'water-related' poem.
and Poetry-Pantry

61 comments:

  1. oh i love the allusion to the pollock painting...that is so cool...nice energy too...the night dipping in to kiss the treetops...that whole stanza...love it much...smiles.

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    1. Thank you, Brian...!! I am pleased this managed to engage your attention... smiles.

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  2. Well, I love Pollock and wonderful to see him in nature - thanks much for the insight - thanks too for participating in the prompt. Karin - http://Manicddaily.wordpress.com.

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    1. Karin, I am pleased you have enjoyed all parts of the narrative...I wish I could tell you how thrilled I am with your visit.. thanks a ton...:)

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    1. Its a pleasure to see you here... always... Laurie! Many thanks!:))

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  4. Beautiful poem. A painting in words.

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    1. Lovely to see you here and get your feedback, Saru... :)))) Much thanks!!

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  5. Beautiful, Panchali. I am a Pollock fan, and it seems you are too. I was struck by the beauty of

    "Panoramic night swooped down
    Into the water kissing the tree-tops"

    Just lovely evocative writing which plays on the readers emotion as it sets the scene... There is SO much beauty under the moonlight.

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    1. Mary, I am so glad you enjoyed this effort. Honestly, there's so much beauty in moonlight. Thanks for the visit... :))))

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  6. That must have been a stirring sight ~ Like the drip painting imagery ~

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    1. Your comment has delighted me completely...Heaven!!:) Thanks a bunch!

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  7. That is a wonderful painting in verse. Thanks,

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment, Mark... and for coming by... :)))

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    1. Thanks Shaivi!I feel so pleased... :)))

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    1. Thank you, Deepak. I appreciate it very much.... :))

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  10. Another gem from your chest! I loved everything here, the images, the allusion in the beginning and the words but the third stanza is magical. Thank you :)

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    1. Awww. thank you, Sayantini. Yes a mere superficial glance does not do justice to any landscape- there is so much life quivering under cover and overt as well! :)))

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  11. Google comes in handy much more beautiful with a quick reference to see the fuller beauty lovely indeed.

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    1. Thanks for that beautiful comment, Kate.I am sure, this poem made you google on Pollock...:) Internet has made life so simple and easy. Thanks a lot!
      But, I read your poem just now abd just coldn't post my comment on discus.

      So, here it is:
      Amazing..The deep lake inside seems undisturbed..even when the wind trying to shatter the peace within..Interesting how the minds hold on to the calm...:) Very beautiful write!

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    2. Thanks Panchali that is lovely comment love ya friend. I am going to try to add in Google comments if I can do it and keep the lovely comments that are already there from Disqus. That was a mistake going the Disqus way.

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  12. I could visualize the entire painting being done before my eyes.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and feedback, Kalpana. I appreciate it very much.... :))

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  13. how aesthetic!! comparing the night time forest scene to a drip painting...wow! i love the visualization u provide with ur words...they have such a panoramic effect!

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    1. You have grasped the point exactly as I wanted it to be grasped, Princess. Thanks a lot for that wonderful compliment. :))

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  14. I love Jackson Pollock's work! And I love your beautiful phraseology here.

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    1. Rosemary, I am also a big fan of his work. The word 'Phraseology' whipped up my spirit...many thanks!!!!:))

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  15. Lovely lines and parallels with the drip painting !

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    1. Good to see you after a long time, themoonstone :) Thanks for the beautiful comment. :)

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  16. love the interconnections of meaning and imagery here. The links between Pollock's work, wider nature and emotion are so beautifully evoked.

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    1. How well you have summarized what I was trying to say...! I feel so pleased... :)))

      Thank you for such a lovely comment, thecheesewolf :)

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  17. Truly fantastic...it dripped with imagery! Wonderful writing.

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    1. I am so happy you enjoyed this, Sherri. Thanks for the wonderful feedback. I appreciate it very much.... :))

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  18. beautiful words....lovely lines!!

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    1. Thanks Kalyan, for your visit and feedback. I appreciate it very much.... :))

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  19. Had a wonderful read :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, Simran. Thank you for dropping in and the feedback, sweetheart... :)))

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  20. Love how you incorporated the work of Pollock in this beautiful poem. Great piece, Panchali.

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    1. Good to have you here after a long gap, Lisa. Thanks for your encouraging words...means a lot to me. I feel so pleased :)

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  21. Such incredibly beautiful writing. Love the idea of dusk painting the scene - as it does! Great concept!

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  22. You have painted a picture with words :) lovely

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  23. You have painted picture with words :) lovely

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  24. moonlight...such a painter :) and I agree with cheesewolf, I liked the connection of Pollocks work with nature and emotion...

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  25. Both image and words are so beautiful! A moonlight pond in the woods? What could be more spectacular? Gorgeous!

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  26. What a beauty! Enjoyed reading this!

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  27. A Pollock painting of drip and dry gives that 'movement' effect! You created that effect in your poem with reference to it. It makes it out alive. Great write Panchali!

    Hank

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  28. Panchali this poem is simply amazing. The rhythm and the imagery are mesmerising! loved it.

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  29. A surreal beauty here! :)

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  30. well, you painted beautifully with words...lovely.

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  31. Lovely to see you again Panchali :-) This I read and read and enjoyed- thank you.

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  32. Panchali this is so beautiful I don't even know what to say I loved every word, divine =)

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  33. Beautiful image ..is this hand painted?

    -Pramod.

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  34. Panchalidi, you always play with words and create a wonderful visual picture..love it..

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  35. Beautiful ...Twas like being there in the silence!

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  36. A powerful painting can bring life to what it depicts. Wonderfully worded :-)

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  37. Love strokes of painting through words, Panchali:)

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  38. Hi Panchali! Lovely poem! I am requesting permission to post this poem on a site giving you full credit and a link to your blog. Please email me.

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