Today I'm a painter...

Today I am painting
my thoughts
in this vividly coloured poem
of rich burgundy
glowing orange and
luxurious purple

Here I colour our dreams
in a palette of
warm autumn tones
ochre, chocolate
glimmering gold

Can you see our fantasies
dancing in swift strokes
wallowing in waves of indigo
shimmering silver
and sparkling azure?

The future transforms
into this rare work of art
coming alive on its canvas -
bright scarlet, pure blanc
and royal blue

this painting is my gift to you
a gift of hope
the hope
that my words
will never, ever, leave you


Today I'm a painter... by 

How I miss painting…good thing we get to colour our words into lively pictures too…

May 2010

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The Beauty of Poetry


  • Tony Mutton
    Tony Muttonalmost 5 years ago

    explosive colours – beautiful…tony

  • thank you for reading, Tony

    – AnniG

  • BigPauly79
    BigPauly79almost 5 years ago

    The words never willl beautifully written :-)

  • thanking you kindly…

    – AnniG

  • Kirsten Moody
    Kirsten Moodyalmost 5 years ago

    Wow this is amazing. As i read it i can see this pool of colors swirling in my head

  • so glad you enjoyed it Kirsten…imagine a little Van Gogh!!! :-)

    – AnniG

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederalmost 5 years ago

    someday, you’ll find the time to paint again, I know that :-) x

  • hmmm…by the time I get my butt into gear, my wrists may be riddled with arthritis from all the writing, instead!!! lol… but, I am an optimist, not always a patient one, but still…it will happen..someday. Watch this space! xxx

    – AnniG

  • Chris1249
    Chris1249almost 5 years ago

    You have such a sensual touch that I may have to lie down in a darkened room for several days. It is like eating too much chocolate cake, while listening to St Matthew Passion while my body is massaged with the sweetest softest spiced oils from the east

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 5 years ago

  • boswell20
    boswell20almost 5 years ago

    wow amazing and vivid….beautiful write :)

  • tim norman
    tim normanover 4 years ago

    sensual poetry GET PAINTING!!!!

  • Guy Hoffman (aka creative365)
    Guy Hoffman (a...over 4 years ago

    Oh my AnniG! Words can not express how much more beautiful this is when translated by you rather than Google. LOL I am in awe of this writing. It is impossible to pull a favorite verse from this version. It all flows wonderfully together. You are an artist! Thank you so much for giving me a short cut to your translated version. ;) Truly inspiring!

  • Thrilled that you liked my painting!! Thanks for checking it out and commenting so generously, Guy!

    – AnniG

  • Teacup
    Teacupover 4 years ago

    ’tis a glorious palette you paint with in either language… beautiful words from a beautiful soul… x

  • LOL…thanks, Alison for the beautiful comment…I had to giggle at the translated version (once I checked it out for myself), so figured I’d better link it to this one, for clarity – so glad you enjoyed my painting… in both languages!

    – AnniG

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