Outside my window

Outside my window

A Poem by j




















The object of art is to give life a shape.

                   William Shakespeare

 

  

In all the world, I tread upon these imbedded stones made smooth by footfalls of forebears unknown . . .

 

Echoes that tremble my fingers on keys made ancient, hallowed by compositions conceived in the silent canals of Beethoven’s agony;

 

How the palette blues of Chagall’s oddly configured windows incline my lashes to half mast in the vibrant presence of colour at last understood;

 

That bubbling forth from watery parchment comes an idiosyncratic truth of a world divided, from a mind made more brilliant by its perceptions of wavery sociologic progressions, ultimately proving that buried, hart.rending graves forever speak . . .

 

In all the world, there exists not a language of worthy breadth to encompass the knowing that what my eyes and heart perceive is nothing as it appears to be.





© 2018 j



Author's Note

j
the reference to 'hart.rending' refers to the poet Hart Crane.

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You've personified art into poetry, if that's conceivable. The entire package is one very impressive, magnificent piece, but I especially love "the palette blues of Chagall’s oddly configured windows". Oh, what I would give to write with such caliber of talent that you exude!



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j

2 Weeks Ago

Miss Kel, you ever sell yer bad self short! It is you I aspire to be! Thank you, dear friend, your.. read more



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You've personified art into poetry, if that's conceivable. The entire package is one very impressive, magnificent piece, but I especially love "the palette blues of Chagall’s oddly configured windows". Oh, what I would give to write with such caliber of talent that you exude!



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j

2 Weeks Ago

Miss Kel, you ever sell yer bad self short! It is you I aspire to be! Thank you, dear friend, your.. read more
J. you have captured the complexities of art..of people, of life really..as we delve into the mysteries and attempt to understand..we find more possibilities and questions each time we look..possibly everything except the simple truth which may be in front of us or within us..at least that is what it says to me..I love the last line of yours..'..the knowing that what my eyes and heart perceive is nothing as it appears to be'.. You bring tremendous depth to your work..much enjoyed this

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j

4 Years Ago

goodness sue, your perceptive acuity catches me by my heart over n over. the questions do indeed go.. read more
this is one of my favorite piece I have read in writer's cafe, you took your readers to a journey and in between so many messages you shared. This poem define your brilliance and I truly enjoyed. Respect

Posted 4 Years Ago


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j

4 Years Ago

dear a, oh please forgive me this lapse of acknowledgement --- i dunno where the 'ell i was ... than.. read more
A. Amos

4 Years Ago

You're most welcome my friend
this ode to art as a way of seeing, seeing more, often painfully more .... what a little gem you have crafted

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j

4 Years Ago

yes, dearest d, the truth often hides with such skillful avoidance doesn't it, commanding all the di.. read more
The breadth and depth of art is rarely heard or seen in one sitting. That's what I believe art is...long lasting and always giving more with each listen or gaze. You have a very intellectual mind that perceives deep thoughts. Great poem.

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j

4 Years Ago

and oh t, you are my mirror that so often reflects that which i can only see through ....... you. y.. read more
 Relic

4 Years Ago

You're welcome Jill.
'In all the world, there exists not a language of worthy breadth to encompass the knowing that what my eyes and heart perceive is nothing as it appears to be.'

Few laymen/women understand that concept, and need it to be explained. There's so often a need to say what 'is' within rather than what's 'there'. You dear Jilly Joyfull have an artist's spirit, understanding what's created by the musician, the painter, the other being who makes beauty from snatched colours and notes and letters ..

You use names in freefall colour in this extraordinary write.. I'd forgotten how enthralling, how intense its meaning is. Here you seem to kneel to a seeing deep into an eternal rainbow.. or a palette or.. something most can't see.

Wonder what I'll see next time.. next year... and i will.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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emmajoy

3 Months Ago

I hope my words didn't offend you, seems my review's disappeared, jill.

Nicely dealt in a poetic mirage, the simplicity of what was is not matched by what is. But they do blend occasionally into the vastness of hopeful splendor.

Nice writing...!

:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


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j

4 Years Ago

ooooooo -- now t.h.a.t is a wonderfully evocative comment! thank you for your singular, unmatched p.. read more
Forest Green

4 Years Ago


you're muchly welcome...this was a grand one...!
i'm glad to see you pointing your pen in our direction...'Chagall’s oddly configured windows' is a well-invented phrase...again you find yourself in the long line of much used people who fit words together so that they say more...hello to you, my dear

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j

4 Years Ago

oh ...... you are my prince among mere mortal men. 'ello love :)
Art is the language and this is Art.

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j

4 Years Ago

y.o.u are an accomplished artist in so many mediums, and you honor me with this most gracious commen.. read more

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