Always in the Sibylline Colors

Always in the Sibylline Colors

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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Haunting my canvas...

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My canvas

Was a barren alabaster

Yet there I stood

Clinging tight to my brushes

Covered in hues and colors of light

Each with a voice

To sing a sacred composition

Of tints and pigments

Deep strokes of darkness

Bleeding and blending into one

That is where her memory lived

As I tried painting her with a smile

Joy to caress her lips

Not realizing that she was happier

In the walking away

Happier as she created distance between us

She my divine dreamscape

And me, her only regret

So I painted her in still life

In sapphire shades of remorse

Always in the sibylline colors

Haunting my canvas

Forever 


© 2017 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
Sibylline: "mysterious; cryptic; prophetic"

“The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.”
― Fernando Pessoa

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oh the heartbreak ... Ken Simms is also an artist and blends his brushes into his poetry and stories .. i love it ..your use of color and emotions and scenes are full and vivid ... your protagonist is a sad sack all right ...most have had those times ..mine are so long ago they have a very dimmed importance for me ..but the most fiery can be resurrected with only the smallest effort .. damn it! ;)
E.
ps. well done poem owl .. very worthy in my opinion

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

Your words are so appreciated, and Ken is remarkable! Grateful that your darker hues are distant and.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

yeh...we do tend to do that ... we need it sometimes in the process of grieving ..but i think a limi.. read more



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Amazing artwork and poem. An exquisitely noir vignette in black and white and red and blue. Eloquent words of remorse and romantic imagery in perfect “sibylline colors”...sapphire tears as she walks away..... Love this!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Weeks Ago

Annette, so wondrous to have you here again. Thank you for sharing all the colors of your canvas.
It must feel so sad to put aside those beautiful hues of colour and light and use only the muted shades of blue....Yet sapphire has its own uniquely precious beauty and likewise we have those blue yet stunning scapes in our souls. Craig, this poem is so touching, so awesome!

Posted 1 Month Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

Yes, dear Divya, there is something so deep in the shades of goodbye when the soul only desires to p.. read more
DIVYA

1 Month Ago

Sunsets are beautiful too...
It is such a pleasure always, dear Craig!
An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

Ah, yes they are, truly beautiful! :)
So I painted her in still life...
In sapphire shades of remorse...
my favorite two lines.
also reminds me of Picasso's Blue Nude...
painted that myself too.

Posted 1 Month Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much, dear poet. Any mention of Picasso makes me smile, so your remembrance of his blue.. read more
So emotional and touching. This one is beautifully written. Sometimes there is beauty in sadness. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much dear Dhaye. It is true. Sadness has a beauty in colors all its own.
I love your poem, so creatively expressed in terms of painting, you've used great word choices to paint the ideas vividly. The quote in your author's note is very thought-provoking & especially in terms of longing for something that never was. So relatable! Your poem shows us that haunting hopelessness while grasping a paintbrush.

Posted 2 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Months Ago

I so appreciate your encouraging words, your understanding thoughts. Yes, perhaps we must paint the .. read more
Expressing pain on a canvas while painting for us, the readers, a vivid picture that went from "colors of light" and "sacred composition," to "deep strokes of darkness" and "bleeding."

Posted 2 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Months Ago

I so deeply appreciate your presence here, Mr. Write. It is a wondrous, agonizing joy that we all br.. read more
Nostalgia for what never was... The desire for what could have been...... Wow.... From where u got those lines.... Touching...... 😊

Posted 2 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Months Ago

This came from a deeper, darker echo of my soul. Your words are so appreciated, dear poet. 😊
each stroke of the brush tells a story as you eloquently stated here, and in each beautiful color an emotion. Sometimes stepping back to write or paint lets us see things clearer, even if it is painful. there is even beauty in pain. That is what I see here. Your romantic tender heart shines through the honesty. I love getting lost in your magic, even now as I want to reach out and hug you. the quote is so fitting and true. funny how that works sometimes.. makes me wanna change the wavelength of my soul so it can create some sunshine :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


AprilRN1210

3 Months Ago

thank you... I'm learning to try and twinkle like a star, not sure it will ever shine like the sun, .. read more
An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

I believe the sun is overrated. We need starlight so the nights don't seem quite so dark, so twinkle.. read more
AprilRN1210

3 Months Ago

haha, now that right there made me giggle and smile from inside out. thank you.
The feeling of love disappearing into the graveyard of broken hearts. Love the way you use painting and colors to convey your thoughts.

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

How your words bring deep, warm colors here. Thank you so much.
Love the story painted in all its hues. Poignant and elegant remembrance.

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

Thank you dear friend. May golden colors light your canvas always.

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