Art From The Heart

Art From The Heart

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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Thanks for the inspiration Lorry, who never does serious :)

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it is said that to paint
like Pollock or Picasso
you must study art for years
learn every rule in the book
then break them

i have never been a lover
of either and Pollock for sure
sounds very much like
that slang word
pillock to me

not my cup of tea at all
small children have great sense
of colour, plenty of imagination
given paper and a brush
neither do they take an age
to produce a masterpiece

prolific, always in a rush
to please teacher
they also know how to count
understanding that people
have two eyes, not three
i like that simplicity

i have a portrait of me
in a triangle dress, hair distressed
my knees with tennis ball bounce
one breast the size of a pea
the other a jam doughnut

six fingers resemble daggers
what swagger have i
neatly upon my feet
Cuban heels complete
this fine picture

are you beginning to see
where i'm coming from?
this poem of course
very much tongue in cheek
and penned in fun

 

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


Author's Note

Christine Anne Shaw
apologies to any experts in the field of art

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Fun indeed! This is a good-natured poke at masters of distortion and naivety. Not that I mind what they get up to, but the link to children's ways of expressing themselves is nicely presented. I have a grandchild that turns every living creature into some sort of pirate! When we took him to a bird sanctuary and asked him to draw what he had seen, all the birds were turned into pirates!

Sometimes, of course, the child is father of the man - and we can learn much from an unsophisticated view of the world. Thanks for entertaining us so well.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thanks Jibey. What a creative little grandson you have. I just love that he turned all those birds i.. read more



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And I've always felt art is more of an in-built talent than learned, but of course one can hone the skills. I smiled reading this poem. That image of you through a child's eye quite vivid ;) But yes, kids definitely have a unique way of seeing things.

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Christine Anne Shaw

6 Days Ago

Hello Dr Y. I just love the way young children paint. Their perspective is so fascinating. Hair is i.. read more
Eventually dear Chris...if your lucky...you see art in everything:) I have a wall of granddaughters art from her reading day at the local library every Thursday she does a craft of the story she was read. I treasure some of those more than some of the gallery pieces i own:) you paint Picasso's, Rembrandt's and Pollock's in your poetry all of the time.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Hello Bunny, what lovely things you say. I love children's art, they have such wonderful imagination.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

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the more i read and witness in all medias the more the lines get blurred between them. the expressio.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

You are a sweetheart :))
What's the point of more water lilies, or tutued dancers? When one tortured horse is drawn, why the second? If the first soup can wasn't really art what about the fifteenth? When is the third n****e redundant? What is it about art? Or liberty?

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Delmar, appreciate your visit. Children's art speaks to me. I understand it. I can see exa.. read more
I enjoyed... Such a fun read..i could draw that picture in mind ;).... Loved this cute piece ..
Sneh

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Sneh. Pleased you enjoyed the fun.

Chris
I can picture the portrait and it looks great, the only thing you need to create art is yourself, your mind and a pen, some pasta and some glue,

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Ha ha, pasta, glue and a pen. Have you met Lorry yet, he does poetry in alphabetti spaghetti.
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The beauty of a child's art is that imperfection. I practice art, but don't take classes, usually just make whatever comes out on the page. Also have a drawing on the wall done by a oddler, I look like a small, squished doughnut with eyes the size of bike tires and legs and arms like yarn. Wonder what goes on in their little minds when they make these...
Fun read, I like it.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Lyanth for your lovely review. Much appreciated.

Chris


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Rye
Not sure about art, don't know too much about it, but I did enjoy your write

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you Rye for your visit. Much appreciated.

Chris
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Vin
This was fun , so need to apologize. You did entertain!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

So pleased to entertain you vin. Thanks for the visit. Have a great day.

Chris
I enjoyed this, entertaining and the art subjective point is quite true.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Jordan, just a bit of lighthearted fun. Pleased you enjoyed the read.

Chris
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MCS
I've heard my framer say the following "any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a creative and wise man to be able to sell it."
Sadly, for me I've not yet met that creative / wise man to sell my canvas.
Fun cheeky read, thank you


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thanks MCS for your visit to this tongue in cheek write. Much appreciated.

Chris

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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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