“self-portrait”

Artwork, Mosaic of Life, by Cheryl Kellar:  http://cherylkellar.com/about

mosaic-of-a-life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

how does an artist look at oneself objectively?  Picasso’s inscrutable,

Van Gogh looks disturbed, Rembrandt is thoughtful, Durer has angel hair.

we can technically enhance “selfies” to make us seem better than we are

but doesn’t alter fact that we’re naturally selfish and overly self-conscious.

do we recognize that we’re meant to be a masterpiece?  yes, created

in 3-dimensional form of body, mind, spirit…breathing, animated flesh

a living sculpture shaped by a loving Master, in his very image…yet,

afraid of his reflection, we paint over our mirror with dull, ugly colors.

i am thankful He found me – reclaimed, reframed to display in his gallery.

beauty himself pays highest bid, saves from auction and re-creates art!

 

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Prompt by Brian at d’Verse, missed “linkie” by 5 minutes!

Check out their poets’ pub (see sidebar).  

 

 

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Beth Winter
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 05:03:20

    I believe that we see ourselves in a different light than others see us. If I look in the mirror, I see flaws that no one else ever notices. I believe that many of the great masters suffered from this magnified self-examination. Loved your poem. It started me thinking and that’s always good.

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  2. claudia
    Apr 27, 2014 @ 18:19:12

    yes – we’re meant to be masterpieces and often paint ourselves in such dull colors… we need his eyes to see us clearly..

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