Beach Poem

Poem Painting A Picture Of The Beach

The power of your imagination is greater than any attempt to represent it.

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This poem was so good! I loved how he starts off in the introduction saying he's not a "painting artist." He did completely paint a picture in my head that's up there with some of the greats....

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Published: May 2015

I picked up a brush
and 80 bucks worth of paint.
After a few tries, I know
that kind of artist I ain't.

So I will paint a picture
in your head
with the words
that I write instead.

I'll start with the sky...
use your imagination
blue, blue like
the first day of summer vacation.

Next is the grass,
tall and green.
The breeze makes it wave
and the sun makes it sheen.

Just beyond the grass
are the sand dunes
and just above that
a seagull looms.

The air is sweet
with the scent of the ocean
and the coconut
in my suntan lotion.

The sun is warm
and bright.
I have to squint to see
that little boy's kite.

I crest the dune,
and there is the sea.
The waves crash and foam
and softly roar at me.

I wade in; it is quite cold.
Now let's sign this in the sand
where the waves hit the shore
and sea meets the air and the land.

Now step back and look.
What a wonderful view!
And the canvas can go wherever
because it is in you.

more by Mitchell Browder

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  • by Marty MacDougal
  • 2 months ago

This poem was so good! I loved how he starts off in the introduction saying he's not a "painting artist." He did completely paint a picture in my head that's up there with some of the greats. It just shows art does not need to go up in a gallery to be awesome!

  • by Laila Shaaban
  • 2 years ago

This poem is absolutely amazing. I'm actually going to be reading it at my school's poem recital competition.

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