EVENING CANVAS, a poem by Justin Patrick Kelly, Ireland from VoicesNet.com



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EVENING CANVAS, a poem by Justin Patrick Kelly, Ireland


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Justin Patrick Kelly, Ireland



Swallows dance on the water, of the ancient ground,
Where Irish kings were born, then proudly crowned.
An evening caressed, by mother's careful hand,
A sky so still, that it haunts the sacred land.

Just a helpless breeze, caught on the humming air,
Ripples these dark waters, in the sun's longing glare.
A burning wood comes toward me, with natures calling birds,
From over the water's edge, where reality's realms are mirrored.

The landscape holds the beauty, the masterpiece in it's clutches,
Every now and then a silence, God's painter softly brushes.
Another casting shadow, or red touches on the sky,
And in the pocket of evening, the painter's colours lie.

And for his final touch, he paints the holder of the scene,
A quiet man is standing, upon the land of emerald green.

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Ndzedzeni Fondzefei am greatly moved by the music from the opening to the last verse in your poem, the pictures are vivid, feeding my imagination deeper into poem. i like ur poem very much and will continue reading it for it inpires me greatly.Cameroon12/23/2010 2:04:07 PM
Alex BakrigesWhat a great poem, I see the imagry you've written about clearly in my mind while reading this. Great work and Congradulations on your winning masterpiece!Japan12/13/2010 1:37:49 AM
Zulekha AbaVery inspiring! The image of Ireland has been portrayed beautifully in the poem!Pakistan11/30/2010 9:32:58 AM
Jessica CharnelleCongrats! The flow in thi spoem is so capturing and when you read it aloud you want to whisper because it is so beautiful! Great work (=USA11/29/2010 5:28:25 PM
drsudarsan prasadLovely Nature Poem, Justin -vibrant images, beautiful rhyme and flowing expression! A deserving winner ! Congratulations!india11/25/2010 11:11:54 AM
Jacinta RamayahI am amazed at the rich artistry of this poem, Justin. Well done and Congrats on your win!Malaysia11/24/2010 10:13:36 AM
Josef FirestoneAn excellent poem! Congratulations.Netherlands11/24/2010 9:28:13 AM
Justin KellyHello Everyone! I want to thank all of you for reading my poem and for all your kind comments. I am thrilled with winning the October competition and I have also entered the November competition with a poem called 'Autumn Leaves'. I hope you all enjoy that poem too as much as this one. I am amazed, surprised and overwhelmed with the response to 'Evening Canvas' and winning was an amazing bonus. Thank you very much.Ireland11/19/2010 9:04:44 PM
Thelma ZaracostasCongratulations Justin on your win, Lovely imagery and pride for your home land shines through in this delightful verse!Australia11/19/2010 4:12:25 PM
Elizabeth OlesenJustin, congratulations! This is a beautiful one, attempting to paint the painter of the masterpiece in creation. Denmark11/19/2010 4:00:29 PM
Roy Kneale.Hello and congratulations Justin. An excellent poem. You have painted great imagery and used well expressions, rhyme and rhythm. A deserving win. All the best for the future. UK.11/18/2010 5:29:54 PM
Myrna LambertCongratulations! Beautiful poem deserving of first place.USA11/17/2010 10:09:09 PM
Maria Garcia cuervaCongratulations! You deserve the prize, it's a wonderful poem, your words show the love you feel for your land.Argentina11/17/2010 8:22:37 PM
Gail KayI agree with Dwayne, this awakens every drop of Irish in me too!Congratulations on your deserved win Justin. Hope to read many more of your poems in voicesnet.Australia11/17/2010 4:39:53 PM
Lee EmmettCongratulations - wonderful, loving portrait of your land!Australia11/17/2010 10:15:14 AM
Dwayne RankinJustin, what a wonderful portrayal of what I have to assume as being your home land of Ireland.. Your words wake in me the longing to see this land of emerald green, and rippling lakes, where "Irish kings were born, then proudly crowned", where now the "swallows dance on the water, of the ancient ground". I think you've awakened my small bit of Irish blood in me Justin and want to thank you for that for sure.. Congratulations on your win with this one..USA11/17/2010 9:35:42 AM
Marcia SchechingerJustin this is truly worth first place with beautiful images and wonderful metaphors, "...And in the pocket of the evening, the painter's colours lie...". A beautiful portrait painted through the words of a poet. "Emerald green", a beautiful evening in Ireland. Congratulations Justin on first place in the October 2010 poetry competition, Marcia :)USA11/17/2010 7:57:37 AM
ShwethashreeVery Nice poem. Congrations for your words and efforts. India11/17/2010 5:55:05 AM
William WillisHi Justin,well penned.I liked the wee touch at the end when the artist gives the canvas a "quiet man" to gaze at the splendour in front of him.Good to hear from Ireland on VN.UK10/5/2010 5:53:06 AM


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