An artist is a poet is an artist...Incorporation of art and poetry creates illumination of a human experience.
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Artistry of a Poet's Hand
A fine gold nib gently fits
into the intricately carved pen.
The well, made of clay accepts colorful ink,
carefully poured by the hand of a poet.
This artisan of words dips the golden nib
into the well, slides it along the neck,
allowing excess fluid to gracefully drip
off its gilded edge.
The poet reflects on placement of each word,
and touching nib to parchment,
propels the filled pen to stroke left, then right,
forming each letter with deliberate flourish.
Ornate illuminations of richly hued designs
in crimson, amethyst, and beryl green,
penned along the borders of the page,
elegantly coalesce genius with beauty:
the written word.
© Jeanne I. Lakatos