|A Kyrielle is a French poetic form. It originated in medieval times and is based on the kryie eleison (Lord have mercy) portion of the church liturgy. The poem is written in four-line stanzas, with each line being eight syllables.There can be various rhyming schemes. For my poem, I chose the AaBb scheme. The last line of the first stanza is considered to be the refrain, and it is repeated as the last line of each stanza.|
Is art about the tools I use?
Brushes, paints, paper that I choose
Can I share visions from my heart
How do I start creating art?
Is art about the world I see,
an old cat, a human, a tree,
a busy store, a shopping cart,
how do I start creating art?
Is art about the songs I hear,
moving me to joy, love, a tear?
In harmony, each has a part
in helping me to create art.
Is art about the world I dream?
Disjointed images, a scream
fragmented colors break apart
when I start to create art.
Is love what art is all about,
those soft, sighing words that we spout
in a dream place we cannot chart
when we try to create art.
Does art encompass everything,
a dance, a mad spinning swing?
falling leaves, things that fall apart
It's all about creating art.
seen in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario