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Auguste
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Work of Art

by

Auguste

He sits for hours at his craft
Creating keepsakes in the light
To pass through generations
He's even busy in the night

He draws the bright eyes of children
And places wrinkles with such care
On older faces, like a badge
And on a woman, flowing hair

So many eyes look back at him
From paper smudged with charcoal dust
And many smiles do greet his face He knows perfection is a must  

And as he draws, he learns the face
He knows, each curve, each smile, each frown
On some, he places simple dress
On others, an evening gown

But each one he thinks as royalty And so he treats them all the same
Each one a precious gift to draw
And he remembers every name

Each one a house that holds the soul
He works to show what lies within And breathe life into shades of grey
Each face he draws becomes a friend

He learned his craft when but a child
While children played, he practiced art
While they played games and laughed aloud
Too old he felt, to be a part

For art was always part of him
His gentle hands and soul that speak
Who sacrificed, to share with all The loveliness in life we seek

I feel not for this man of art
Such beauty do we seldom see
His mind is full of lovely things I know, because I write of me

Today I will draw Mary Beth
Her eyes and smile will light your heart
And watch my hand as it creates
She will become a work of art







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1 posted 08-04-2000 10:24 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

..."I know, because I write of me"

Yes, and your words bring vivid images with them, as well. I love this look at the gentle, insightful artist.

Let's run this through again for others to enjoy.  

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

Sudhir Iyer
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I feel not for this man of art
Such beauty do we seldom see
His mind is full of lovely things
I know, because I write of me

Today I will draw Mary Beth
Her eyes and smile will light your heart
And watch my hand as it creates
She will become a work of art
......

Auguste, seems you have gotten over your problems with posting after all... and this was a lovely piece of art in itself...

great work... and thanks Claire for bringing this up...

regards,
sudhir
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3 posted 08-04-2000 02:05 PM       View Profile for Sunnyone   Email Sunnyone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunnyone's Home Page   View IP for Sunnyone

Auguste...
          I definitely enjoyed this one!!
    I also have an enormous respect for
    artists.....to be able to see with
    the mind and bring to life the mind's
    images is a great gift.
          You also have a gift for words:
    "each one a house that holds the soul"
              A beautiful work of art,
                   this poem.......


I have but one goal in
life.........
To make you smile!
~~ Sunny ~~

brian madden
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4 posted 08-04-2000 06:07 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Auguste, a wonderful poem perfectly capturing the art of life drawing. I have toiled at the subject many a long hour but from now on I will try to see it through your poem's poetic vision.

"I am melancholy, flower cutting through stone"
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