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The Measure of an Artist

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Earl Robertson
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0 posted 01-27-2008 11:12 PM       View Profile for Earl Robertson   Email Earl Robertson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Earl Robertson

The Measure of an Artist

The measure of an artist
A simple thing to tell
For we do make what fits us best
Be it heaven or hell

This measure here is just as sure
Itís what he makes for God
That men do ponder endlessly
As his work goes abroad

We all have a wondrous soul
An artist bears it high
And his every work of art
Shows what makes it fly

Those who have sorrow wed
Will of sorrow write
While those who know the love of God
Will surly tell of light

I hope that when you hear this poem
It will change your days
And the lighted meadow show
The error of your ways

For God to is an artist
Who his soul does show
In every mountain pasture
So that man may know

The measure of God is simpler still
Itís what he gives to man
Life and redemption, if not happiness to
Look and see, every flower is for you
This poem changes meaning depending on whose perspective it is from. Try it from the perspective of an artist or poet, a priest perhaps. Think of it from the perspective of a student, walking into art class or reading a friends poem. Think about yourselves on this forum, reading the work of people you've never met and learning things about life, and about them. I acctually don't know everything this poem could mean (and I wrote it) so I would apprieciate any comments on the subject you guys have.

"Be Strong and Always Remember what made you you." Earl

"Ooo!!! Ooo!! I know! I know! um...he he" Earl
(Yes I am crazy)

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Earth Angel
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1 posted 01-28-2008 09:53 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Dear poet, I viewed this poem from all perspectives that you mentioned in your addendum ~ except from that of a priest!

~ From every angle there is merit to be found in your divine words.

~ and yes, God is the greatest Artist of All.

Love & God's Light,

EA
TomMark
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2 posted 01-28-2008 03:47 PM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

wonderful poem.
Tom
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3 posted 01-29-2008 02:17 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Beautiful
Ruth
RenaissanceRomanceRunsRed
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4 posted 02-08-2008 06:58 PM       View Profile for RenaissanceRomanceRunsRed   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RenaissanceRomanceRunsRed

Those who have sorrow wed
Will of sorrow write
While those who know the love of God
Will surly tell of light

I'm . . . speachless . . .

-Kate

and in the daylight i miss the nightmare- but deathly fear it in the dark of night

Margherita
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5 posted 02-08-2008 07:02 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

There is a beautiful awareness shining through your poem. I love it.

Margherita
Earl Robertson
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6 posted 02-08-2008 07:13 PM       View Profile for Earl Robertson   Email Earl Robertson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Robertson

Thanks allot guys!

"Be Strong and Always Remember what made you you." Earl

"Ooo!!! Ooo!! I know! I know! um...he he" Earl
(Yes I am crazy)

passing shadows
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7 posted 02-08-2008 10:53 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I hope that when you hear this poem
It will change your days
And the lighted meadow show
The error of your ways

for some it takes much more than just reading a poem, me being one of them

but I've been in jail and really that did it for me

loved this poem! great writing!
Artic Wind
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8 posted 02-09-2008 11:42 AM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed the Wonderful Write!



ARCTIC WIND
Earl Brinkman
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9 posted 10-27-2010 12:19 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

This is a wonderful poem that should be read by others.
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