On Japanese Painting

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1155 Sumi-e, the Japanese Way of Painting (2)
In landscape painting the scenes depicted are typically imaginary, or very loose adaptations of actual views. Mountain landscapes are by far the most common, often evoking particular areas traditionally famous for their beauty, from which the artist may have been very distant. Water is very often included.
“The painter … put upon the paper the fewest possible lines and tones; just enough to cause form, texture and effect to be felt. Every brush-touch must be full-charged with meaning, and useless detail eliminated. Put together all the good points in such a method, and you have the qualities of the highest art”.
Arthur Wesley Dow (1857–1922)

one summer day
poppies coloring the meadows –
raindrops start to fall

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt to paint with words:

Sun spun
gold through silver showers
on first day of Spring

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I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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