Empty Canvas

My canvas stays empty

Why should that so be

I am an artist with passion

I just want to see

I just want to see you ask

by that what do you mean

An idea to be creative

is something to glean

My canvas stays empty

My ideas are shaded with mist

I have ideas to sketch

I have a great big list

But my canvas stays empty

because my vision just cant see it

My heart wants to paint

But my eyes just cant do it

Once not long ago

my canvas was showered

With roses, poppies

and my beloved sunflowers

But my canvas stays empty

Cos my eyes wont let me see

What once was beloved

my precious art to me

So the canvas will change

It wont be a painting to ponder

but a heart felt with words

something different to wonder

My canvas is different

Though it cant be seen

But felt with the heart

So with the end of the tints

comes a new start

new beginnings are borne

Though i can only scorn

at this mist that is taking away

the sunny sunflower i love to this day

words to me spoken

words to be written

words to be remembered well

i can only tell…

you this is the start of something new

As my misty eyes open to a world

quite askew…



the most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart – Helen Keller – deaf and blind from birth

Author: Rosy

I became interested in poetry and try to write about things from my heart that are associated with events in my life or events going on in the World at large or closer to home. I am a visual artist and still am to a certain extent having exhibited some of my work as a visually impaired artist using sponges to paint. I have lost most of my eyesight in recent years to advanced glaucoma and my vision is now very limited I am finding my creativity now evolving in writing poetry and hope to publish my own book of verse in the future. I have a blog page on Wordpress where I share my poetry, art, photography, thoughts and favourite quotes and prayers at https://rosypoems.com

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