Bob Dylan tribute. Dverse Poetry Prompt. To an Artist

This post is a poem in response to the prompt by Dverse poets to celebrate Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. Dverse poets.com is the link to find a range of ideas about writing poetry, with good poems to read and stimulating prompts.

A very good friend of ours had some of the lyrics below on a t shirt. We knew it was from a Bob Dylan song but which one. So we went back to our Bob Dylan lyrics book and found it. Bob Dylan’s words and music are truly everywhere even up in our Spanish Sierra on a tee shirt!
‘She’s got everything she needs
She’s an artist, she don’t look back
She’s got everything she needs
She’s an artist, she don’t look back
She can take the dark out of the nighttime
And paint the daytime black’.       Bob Dylan

 

The poem I’ve written is about a very special woman; an artist, woodworker, seeker and above all friend who I have been so fortunate to meet in my life in the Sierra.

Thanks to Dverse and Bob Dylan for inspiring me to put these words together ( and perhaps the t shirt that didn’t acknowledge Bob’s words!)

Painting our lives with the colours of light

Light plays with the trees at the dawn of dusk
She plays with the light in the colours she sees
Sepia wizened trunks with wise worn faces
She’s an artist

Touch of colour at the tip of a brush blends the years
Into the tones of the falling leaves she sees
Wise eyes lighten the cares and fears.
She don’t look back.

A garden of brightness, an orchard of fruit fallness,
A home all in one and a bed built up high,
To rise up through the darkness with a calm wry smile.
She’s got everything she needs.
She’s an artist, she don’t look back.

image

Warbler of some kind by Ruth Konigsberger
Warbler of some kind by Ruth Konigsberger

 

The photographs are some of her work.

Peep through my inner trunk, all hollowed out with age Adorned with velvet
Peep through my inner
trunk, all hollowed out with age
Adorned with velvet

37 thoughts on “Bob Dylan tribute. Dverse Poetry Prompt. To an Artist”

  1. This is an absolute treat Georgina 😀 I so adore “To rise up through the darkness with a calm wry smile. She’s got everything she needs. She’s an artist, she don’t look back.” Lovely write ❤️

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  2. A lovely tribute from one artist to another. I really like the lines:
    ‘Light plays with the trees at the dawn of dusk
    She plays with the light in the colours she sees
    Sepia wizened trunks with wise worn faces’
    and
    ‘Touch of colour at the tip of a brush blends the years
    Into the tones of the falling leaves she sees’.

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  3. Thanks for sharing her work in a poem and pictures. You’ve captured her essence. The warbler appears to be a Brown(Western) Palm Warbler in non-breeding plumage.

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  4. That was such a lovely tribute. Moving verses for an interesting and prompt which could inspire whilst being polemic (almost as this Nobel Prize was for certain people). Love & best wishes. Aquileana :9

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  5. I really like this tribute and your inspired poem. I heard a quote by, I think it was Henry Ward Beecher that said, “An artist dips his brush into the paint and paints himself. This is what I see you doing here. Very good!

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