Portrait of a Paintbrush

Portrait of a Paintbrush

by B. G. Jenkins © 2006

He’s kind of shy and not been used

For painting colors in bright hues,

But in his mind, he has a thought

A flow’ry glory, to be sought.

 

Pale purple daisies in his scene …

Soft billowy flanks with blades of green.

A weathered post and split rail fence

 Smeared rusty brown for recompense.

 

The shy paintbrush, with bristles soft,

Begins to paint, while breezes waft,

An azure blue and silver sky,

Pale daisy sprays, near mountains high.

 

Green grasses wave in fields with pride

By goldenrods, perched on the side.

There’s baby’s breath that’s cast amidst

Wildflower fields the sun has kissed.

More daisies line a graveled road

Aclad with hues, purple and gold.

A barn, white house, and split rail fence

Are center stage, with daisies dense.

 

Sweet lilacs too, make a debut

With tulips, red, but just a few.

A lovely, brilliant sight to see

Alight in vibrant imagery.

But near a spray, leaned on the rail

A paintbrush, dressed in purples pale.

His handle, plum and dotted white

With bristles worn, supple and lithe.

 

The artist, in his masterpiece

Leaned on the rail in perfect peace.

His portrait splashed for all to see,

In lavender divinity.



 

A poem for the Sabbath ~

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

18 thoughts on “Portrait of a Paintbrush”

  1. BG, WOW…what beautiful poems you have written. Just lovely. When I read them, it’s like I’m right there experiencing what you have written. Thanks for sharing your beautiful and inspiring gift. <3

    1. Hi Carla, thanks so much! I appreciate your kindness. I also found great inspiration in reading your book. Mine is ordered and I’m waiting for delivery to read the rest. Thanks for our talk.

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