A Chapter by Dave Brown



When I dipped in my brush

I found the paint had gone hard

Once stretched canvas had sagged

All suffering from disregard


Imagination also missing

A steadily increasing fade

But then felt some returning

As I watched a growing grass blade


One of a billion

That just now caught my eye

Waving in a soft breeze

Beneath clear blue sky


Such an insignificant

But it brought me pure pleasure

Just that one in that huge field

But that one was, a treasure


© 2021 Dave Brown

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One single grass blade can grow through cement. It's the little things in life that are the miraculous and the beautiful.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

it is amazing, that quest for life all living things display
like the kitten stuck down in a.. read more
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I wonder why do 'insignificant' stuffs create a ton of beautiful mess at the end... oh, just love this. I find myself in your shoes at many places here

Posted 6 Months Ago

Dave Brown

6 Months Ago

Thanks Mou
It is funny and rewarding to notice that special one small thing such as an insign.. read more
Inspiration can come from the strangest places. Thank goodness for that. Blades of grass have inspired many a poem and yours has me smiling. Good day Dave. Hope all is OK with you.


Posted 9 Months Ago

Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

All is OK and thanks for your visit
Odd how our eye is caught by a chance view of something that causes inspiration. It might have been passed over a thousand times before, but when the right moment comes, we recognize it.

PS: Thanks for the pictures of your creations. Striking, all of them. What process do you use in making them?

Posted 9 Months Ago

Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

yes thanks
after much experimentation they are now all done in acrylic on canvas which seems .. read more
This is awesome. You capture so much in the single growing blade of grass. Indeed, one needs but a tiny sliver to hope.

This one is a treasure!

Posted 9 Months Ago

Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

Thanks Pestonjee
funny what it takes sometimes to become inspired
hope all is ell

9 Months Ago

All fine. I'm scribbling away :)
This is a mind-blowing poem. V1 is such an artful & imaginative way to describe how it feels to be sagging bagging & cragging. It's a fun contrast to read this poem that's high-pumped with creativity, yet moaning about missing creativity. I love how the storyline describes how I feel when I have absolutely NOTHING on my mind to write about, then I go outside into my garden & see some amazing little morsel that's been pumped out since I last looked & my mind goes lively again! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago

Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

good morning BG
thanks for the kind words
It is difficult to get motivated at times an.. read more
This is beautiful both when read literally and metaphorically.
Such a gorgeous poem.

Posted 9 Months Ago

Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

Kind words Ana
I have told my friends about you, how very nice you are, your cabin at the lak.. read more
Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Lol! Why on earth would that scare him away. :)
The storm came yesterday and it was nasty in.. read more
Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

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