Feeling refreshed and inspired after a contemplative day retreat yesterday. The day included a session on contemplative drawing led by artist and illustrator Tom Brown*.
The session mostly involved playing with charcoal under Tom’s twinkly enabling eye. This freed me up in a number of ways and towards the end of the session I changed medium and wrote this poem.
Treescape after rain
these pinpricks of light
In a pattern of Michaelmas leaves
Still lush and green
In a good way.
Nothing lost, exactly, or forgotten,
But a poignant, fragile sense.
*To get a flavour of Tom’s work, see http://gothicmangaka.tumblr.com.