Monday, September 30, 2013

thick dreams of travel

thick dreams of travel
wake you late
might as well get up

you hear words and music
scribing themselves somewhere
in the tan papyrus

of the back of the mind
where dreams scroll
and vast beasts lurk

lines and curlicues of
thrust and melody
get it down before

the tornado of everyday
morning visits robs
you of what you can recall

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
digital painting, 2013

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Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

Nice piece. I wonder if an 'in' after 'lurk' might not improve the flow.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

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9:08 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Hmm. Good thought. It would change the meaning too much, though. I wanted the full stop there. If you see the pattern, the odd numbered stanzas all end on a hard verb, full stop. That was part of the structural pattern here.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous brent56 said...

Just curious. What program did you use for that digital painting. It's very nice, by the way.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

It's done on the iPhone and iPad. The photo was made on iPhone using a camera app called 645 PRO. The photo was edited and painted on iPad using an art app called Moku Hanga HD.

5:20 PM  

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