Poetry by Jeff Green


A perfect line

by cricketjeff on March 10, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

From sketch to art to artifice
From artifice to line
From grape to juice to perfect drink
To vinegar from wine

Picasso shows the way that he
Can see inside his art
The final form reflecting on
The beast that made the start

It doesn’t really matter what
The artist seems to see
The beauty of the painting is
In what it says to me

The bull was born a fighter but
The line is just a line
I want to be a writer and
The words I use are mine

I hope one day to write a sketch
To turn to art so fine
Then slowly to condense it down
To just one perfect line

Author notes

I am not sure about the first stanza and I am thinking about it.