Last day of Poem a Day, or National Poetry Writing Month. It’s only fitting that I should “pass the torch,” in the form of a poem about our girl Riley, the artist. I’ve included one of her recent works, so PLEASE respect her copyright on this. For Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, an “A to Z” write. Enjoy! Proud Mom Amy, who also took the picture years ago, when she was three.
Portrait of the Artist as a Little Girl
echo from goodgone hours
I just kindled logical moppets’s
Riley, shading timber umber
xysts, yurts… zebras
© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Painting by L.R. Weinberger © 2013, all rights reserved.
Used by permission of artist.
April 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm
Aw, who doesn’t love kid’s art treasures? 🙂
April 30, 2013 at 11:52 pm
so true depiction of early scribbling made by a kid.
May 1, 2013 at 12:02 am
I love the look on her face and how you captured the magic of one’s childhood. Our imaginations dance ;D
May 1, 2013 at 12:21 am
wonderful! Riley is sure to treasure this piece! beautiful!!
May 1, 2013 at 12:46 am
You are tempting me to use the alphabet in this way. Absolutely brilliant….Cheers!
Kay, Alberta, Canada
May 1, 2013 at 1:11 am
Oh, that look of concentration on her face, I love it. And your poem is perfect, Amy.
I remember when my mother first caught my brother drawing on the blackboard beside his highchair. She phoned Dad at our family printing shop and said, “Bring home lots of paper. This one’s an artist.”
Fast forward to an Emmy when he worked in Los Angeles, and then to his successful animation studio in Vancouver.
It is possible for an artist to make a living. It just isn’t easy.
May 1, 2013 at 1:19 am
So sweet ……..
May 1, 2013 at 2:39 am
Well done Amy ~ that’s it done for another year ~ hmmm, now, what next?
Have you enjoyed the challenge?
Gorgeous poem btw – lol 😀
May 1, 2013 at 4:01 am
Terrific: an autobiography in this abc form.
Know what? Looking at that first picture I reckon you were multi-tasking at that early age already 🙂
May 1, 2013 at 6:42 am
This poem brings back so many memories, how my girls loved coloring, painting and those craft kits from Michael’s, lovely write.
May 1, 2013 at 6:58 am
Wonderful poem, Amy. Children are such uninhibited artists at that age, and every work is a masterpiece to them!
May 1, 2013 at 7:08 am
Visionary whales.. That’s adorable!
May 1, 2013 at 7:16 am
Congratulations, proud mama! That’s a beautiful piece of art and I really enjoyed the umber ending:-)
May 1, 2013 at 8:25 am
May 2, 2013 at 5:48 am
Aw!, so the gift was always there.
May 2, 2013 at 10:19 am
I so understand this poem 🙂 Is the bottom your daughter’s illustrations. Passion for the arts does start very young for (most) children.
May 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm
That’s lovely. So too is your little one.
Sharp Little Pencil
May 4, 2013 at 12:01 am
Thanks to all for your sweet comments about Riley. She really is a oner and I think she will do well professionally! In the meantime, my “comment” was that I visited ALL your blogs! Peace, Amy