The painter’s lament
Whenever someone asks,
“How did you get from here to there;
How is it that you saw the possibilities?”
it’s easiest to tell the truth —
I honestly don’t know:
I sat and stared
and then followed my heart;
I let my chosen colors do their work,
and tried to balance light and dark;
to allow it to become
whatever it was born to be.
is a quite bit like parenting,
the outcome’s slightly more
in your control.
Diane Walker is a poet, artist, and actress living in the Northwest.
To view her work, visit www.facebook.com/contemplativephotography