‘Often as poets, we seek inspiration from experience, from what we see and sometimes from art that touches us, seems to reach out to our heart. I often use images to give flight to my words and to inspire their creation as poems. This particular piece is one such artwork. I immediately fell in love with it: its gentle vision, its soft, feminine aspect and a story to be told. In this case, simplicity seemed to satisfy my Muse and this is the result. I hope you enjoy it.’
In the mist by water’s edge
four figures etched in frills and gifts of beauty,
sit upon the grassy bank, finger plays in water ripples,
laughing voices over silence, heard,
as joy does rise from all these hearts, so present,
as softest hues do meld in morning’s bloom.
Poetry is often difficult within the bounds of SEO’s and such, wanting 300 words +, but in poetry, it is often the simplicity of few words that captivates the heart most and has the greater impact. I seldom put up short poems for that reason, but sometimes I want to share and the SEO’s will have to struggle with me.
The accompanying artwork is what inspired me and I’ve embedded the poem within. Enjoy.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore