Thursday, January 27, 2011

55 - Love Force # 5


horizon, her rising, her eyes on
meeting me halfway between
heaven and earth, where breath
comes in gasps, color on canvas
we paint with our fingers, linger
not too long or too little, just
enough to hear the music, two
hearts make, sync-o-pate-ing rhythm
wind blows, windows, inside sighs
smooth, textured, love is...art.

Tell a story in 55 words. Give it a try or just read more, go see g-man.

The painting  above (Love Force #5) was created by an incredible artist I met on a recent trip to Asheville, NC. His name is Jonas Gerard. Among other things he does performance painting, which is a feast for the senses. Tomorrow at One Stop Poetry, you can see more of his works and maybe even write your own poetic interpretation.

You can find Jonas Gerard at www.jonasgerard.com.

92 comments:

KB said...

Beautiful words and beautiful art. Am I first? Woohoo! Bingo, I mean yahtzee.

Heather said...

utterly romantic...just enough to hear the music, two hearts make...that line is BEAUTIFUL. xo
love the art, too. cool.

signed...bkm said...

love this piece of art filled with the colors of the universe and your words bringing it to life...very nice..bkm

Arts web show said...

Nice and randow.
I guess you're are talking about sunrise. lol
Coll 55 here

CM said...

Gorgeous writing and painting. "We paing with our fingers"...that's the best line!

CM said...

Ooops, I meant "paint"...my bad.

Monkey Man said...

I would love to see that painting in person. It looks very full of life. Great 55, Brian. My 55 is HERE.

Always Write said...

Love is art...
this is a beautiful poem of the two forces meeting.

Will be over at One Stop tomorrow looks like a talented guy.

Eva Gallant said...

Love-...expressed perfectly.

Alice Audrey said...

And art is love. It shows in the work.

Vicki Lane said...

Love the word play and internal rhymes!

G-Man said...

Son....
Home Run!!!!
I wish I could write like this.
Magnificently Romantic!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Teri said...

Brian--great flow with this. Love how you write. To the point, fluid, poignant. Lovely, really lovely. And Asheville!!! My step-father used to live there. I love that place too. I could move there in a hot second. Thanks for your words of encouragement.

gayle said...

I can picture this! So nice!

Sue said...

Well said.

True, too.

=)

Teresa said...

I think this is one of my favorites from you. Very nice 55.

Amy said...

Love this one! As always your writings just catches my heart! I also love the art work with this one!
Simply beautiful!

Linda said...

You have painted a lovely picture Brian.

magiceye said...

sensual

Felicitas said...

Oh, how beautiful! Your words are art, Brian.

budh.aaah said...

A very sensual 55 and a vibrant full of life painting. I tried to write one today.
http://weevencrythesameway.blogspot.com/2011/01/all-traces.html

Cinner said...

Beautiful and beautiful painting. very romantic. wonderful. smiles.

She Writes said...

I could not agree more.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Awesome.

Shadow said...

you are gooooood!

Zuzana said...

That painting caught my eye right away - I can see so much in it and evokes so many emotion within me...
Your poetry complements it perfectly dear Brian.;)
Happy Friday to you.;)
xoxo

Belinda said...

Sweet 55, nice word play and I love the intense colors on that piece of art.

MorningAJ said...

Great words and image! Love should always be that way.

anthonynorth said...

A great metaphor in this.

slommler said...

Beautiful and the art piece is amazing! I would love to see him perform his art!! That is so cool!
Hugs
SueAnn

Valerie said...

There's only one word for your art and words... they're beautiful.

Alan Burnett said...

As I am sue I have said often before : nobody does this kind of thing better than you Brian.

ladyfi said...

Ah - sensual and beautiful!

the walking man said...

Something IS in the water this morning! Must be Love potion # 9

Deb said...

Love the colors in the art and in your words. And you are correct ~ love is art. Happy Weekend !

A Daft Scots Lass said...

passionate and yet tender. lovely Brian.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Is "sync-o-pate-ing" one word or four? (LOL!) Nice 55, Brian!

Jerry said...

And you are one fine artist.

Birdie said...

oh wow! I love the painting. and your poem is just so wonderful as always Brian! have a wonderful we!!

Tara Miller said...

Beautiful painting, beautiful words. Visiting his gallery was definitely one of the highlights from our trip to Asheville! (Would love to have one of these hanging in our home.) ;)

Vodka Mom said...

you are so incredible. HONESTLY.



wow.

Reflections said...

A feast for the senses, your imagery is amazing, pulling the depths of touch, smell, sight into and highlighting a stunning painting.

Suz said...

truly romantic
poem

Natasha said...

Wonderful write, Brian~! And what an artist you have featured today on Friday Poetically...You guys just rock!!! (Yes...I am a cheeseball and quite proud of it!)

Paul C said...

Your poem captures the emotional power of the painting perfectly: textured vibrancy!

Lorraine said...

Painting and words are perfect for each other, wow

Janna said...

Very beautiful.
I feel slightly inadequate... all I did was write haiku about being sick.

Going back to bed now.

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

TALON said...

"Love is...art" - it is and this is a beautiful 55, Brian.

Akelamalu said...

Love is art - and you paint such a beautiful picture of it Brian. :)

Magpie said...

Heaven knows how you can put so much emotion and feeling into just 55 words. Wonderful.
Have a great weekend!

RNSANE said...

So beautiful and such a wonderful description of it all. What a lovely romantic 55. It makes my heart go pitter patter. The perfect Valentine poem.

uma.a said...

wow..lovely words.Nice 55

mama-face said...

Whoa. Could not take my eyes off that painting. So vibrant and intense. That's some good writing too, Brian. :)

Frontline Ink said...

I agree with the others...power in the art and in the words.

Asobime said...

Whoa! Quite a love poem you have fashioned from this painting....

And finger painting??/ That is something that was lurking in the back of my mind, but you brought it forward.

Great poem, Brian.

Lady Nyo

Nessa said...

I loved the play on words in this piece, the images dancing around in my mind.

Nunee said...

Your imagery is amazing...I enjoyed this :)

Jim Swindle said...

An excellent poem.

SY said...

what a beautiful way to describe the horizon..
-Sy

Claudia said...

gasp! how beautiful!! love the sync-o-pate-ing rhythm...
have to jump over to read your post over at one stop - is this from this gallery you said...breath-taking indeed

drybottomgirl said...

I love both, the painting and your 55. The color red is such a play for the senses and I like that your 55 gives the picture movement. Have an awesome weekend...

Raven said...

Both the picture and your poem are breathtaking. Just delightful.

Daniel said...

I love the match of feeling in the words and the picture. Excellent choice.

natalee said...

Beautiful.. I am so on my way to visit Jonas.....

BLOGitse said...

Great piece of art - your poem and Jonas's painting.
I really like his paintings. Abstracts are my favorite!

dopey said...

Beautiful...all aspects!

Mighty M said...

Love the love and the art!

Jen said...

All the red in the painting makes it that much more passionate. Beautiful.

Arian said...

you're a technical master, brian. love this.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Absolutely beautiful, Brian!

Friko said...

don't DO this, you are too good for me.
Because of that I cannot find the words to say how much I love your poetry.

Wow and brilliant and awesome mean nothing here.

Mama Zen said...

So romantic!

annell said...

Yes, it is, and art is love. Thanks Brian

Pastor Sharon said...

Love is the most beautiful art!

Your writing is amazing!

hope said...

Nice! You smooth talker you. ;)

Sophia said...

I couldn't imagine a more beautiful piece of artwork to go with words that must have fallen from Heaven itself...

hedgewitch said...

Love is an artform with all too few artists, in my experience...sounds like your project however, is doing well.

sheila said...

Very beautiful artwork! I love performance art. And your words are lovely as well. But that's a given. :o)

Hilary said...

Another beauty from the most romantic man on the internet. ;)

ninotaziz said...

I hear the waves of emotions coming home to shore, riding the crest and plummeting the depths.

And settle into a gentle existance.

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

is it just me or is getting hot in here? what a sexy poem!!! lovely painting as well! (btw - you owe me a sketch!! lol) - have a nice weekend!!

deb said...

ah...
I don't know how you are so prolific and brilliant.

that painting is gorgeous. I love the colours.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
Being an artist...I must admit the more that I read your poem the more that I connected with your story. (poem)
Brian,
Thanks, for the links and I hope that you, and your family have a nice-weekend too!
DeeDee ;-D

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Oops! After reading the previous comment...I had to return and comment on artist Jonas Gerard's painting.
The colours are vibrant and his painting that you, present here is very beautiful and the painting is abstract. (After visiting his website...I can see that he works in/or with different mediums too.)
Thanks, for sharing!

TechnoBabe said...

The way you say it, yes, love is art. Lovely writing. Tender, sweet.

Goofball said...

it reads/feels like a creative seduction ritual :D

izzy said...

I love painting with my fingers!
I wrote something but haven't posted it
mainly because I really wasn't sure how to give credit /links you put it up on a different site-? Yes I'm dyslexic, I get confused...maybe I can just make it a 55-
Thanks.

Steve E said...

"love is...art" Art is...love, also!

Painting is...awesome!
Awesome is...painting!

Candie Bracci said...

Truely wonderful the words and the painting!Well done to Artists!:)

Shell said...

I love every word. This, my language...

And a powerfully stunning piece of art by Jonas Gerard.

Beautiful collaboration that speaks deeply to the artist in me.
~shell

Marla said...

Beautiful

Anonymous said...

you painted love gorgeously.

trisha
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