Thursday, October 29, 2009

It takes courage

It takes courage
to be an artist:
courage to face the empty canvas;
courage to keep going
when you're worried
this might be as good
as it's going to get
and if you do anything to it
you'll wreck it;
courage to add another color
or another word,
another character
or another note;
courage to decide
okay, now it's done.
How much do you trust yourself today?

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Kimberly Mason said...

I love this image, so much movement!

Maureen said...

The colors just pop off the screen. I think you knew when to stop.

Joyce Wycoff said...

"How much do you trust yourself today?"

Never enough! Thanks for a great poem.