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For the Love of Paintinting- My Old Poems.

Misbah loves writing poetry. She says poetry is what makes her heart feels warm and light.

Muse Isn't Available

The article contains three poems that I wrote about a few months ago. It also includes some quotes that I wrote for the love of painting. I want to tell you that my muse isn't working- becoming stubborn, you know?

Well, I am having long quarrels with my muse nowadays. But readers do need something to read, right? So here are a few old pieces that I previously published on another site but later removed because I no longer wish to write for that site. Maybe, I am in love with HubPages.

All of these poems are related to the love of painting. Nothing is inspiring me for a long time. So, these are the previous ones that I wish to share with all of you. Maybe it will give a kickstart to my muse. Who knows?

With the art of painting you can say loudest things with lots of grace and joy.

— Misbah

Beautiful Sky

Beautiful Sky

She Paints Clouds

She paints clouds, let's say she paints the sky,
A touch of white, a touch of blue,
A ray of sunshine, a touch of honey,
The result is pale, she adds a little.

She takes a step back to admire her canvas,
Still a little white, here it is essential,
This one is too bright, she adds a veil,
She paints clouds, let's say she paints the sky.

She takes a step closer to her canvas,
A touch of blue, let's say a bauble,
Last brushstroke to remove the veil,
In her painting, she enters, and now she flies.

People judge an artist based on the colors of his strokes, but no one knows whether he is painting himself or the society he lives in. The colors say a lot, but it's important to hear what they're saying.

— Misbah

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A Walk On Embers

To speak of love is to give birth
To feelings to an adjective
It is to find the coloring
Agents, the pigments of emotions.


To paint on one's heart
The words of one's colors
In a beautiful watercolor
Of sounds, of vowels.


Of rhymes that one accumulates
by additional touches
Small sparks
From accidental fire.


It is a walk on the embers,
As on the edge of a cliff.

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Color strokes speak volumes, but what's interesting is that they talk differently to each person who looks at them. Painting is a type of poetry that everybody can read, but only a few understand if it's merely rhyming or conveying strong messages. Poetry, like painting, is an art form. Both are stunning, and they speak volumes with grace and attitude!

— Misbah

The Paint Of Suffering

To paint suffering with rhymes,
Childhood memories,
A love story,
An unforgettable stay.
When desire and inspiration echo me,
I begin my journey with two, three words.

I go in search of the smallest moments,
The smallest images,
The smallest catchy aspects
That this journey brings
Without any real process,
With a clear destiny.

Armed with scattered lines,
I begin to dress this dish,
Sprinkling it with details here and there
Bringing a touch of sincerity.
On my face, a fulfilled joy
At the end of this incredible track.

Modestly, I grab my old guitar,
Play some famous chords of all the fairs,
Put down a melody fit for an infant
Then I'll sing you another song.

Art is my way of life; I will shed tears on canvas and the result will be a masterpiece worth thousands of dollars.

— Misbah

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

Comments

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 30, 2021:

Aww, Rinita, thank you so much for your lovely and heartwarming comments. You see the beauty in everything because you, my friend, are lovely. I believe that the realm of fantasy is a fantastic place to dwell for a while, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Isn't it?

I really liked how you said to me that I married the beauty of poetry and painting. I think, In any case, I don't want them to divorce. ;)

Take care, my friend, and don't forget to smile.

Love and Blessings!!!

Rinita Sen on September 30, 2021:

Outstanding work! And I loved your quotes, especially the last one. The first poem is my favorite, especially the last bit about going into the painting and flying away. You married the beauty of poetry and painting so well!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind and generous comment, Flourish. To know how to deal with the sufferings is the real art of living, I believe. Thank you for taking the time to read. Greatly appreciated!!

Blessings and Love, dear friend.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 29, 2021:

I particularly appreciated the poem about suffering. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Have a lovely day.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 29, 2021:

Aww.. thank you so much, Ms Doris. I'm delighted you liked the second one, which begins with "To speak of love is to give birth," and finishes on "Love is like walking on embers." Love is difficult, but I think it's beautiful and pleasurable too, isn't it? I appreciate your kind words. Thank you for taking the time to read. Much Gratitude!!

Blessings and Love!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 29, 2021:

Thank you very much, Maryam. Yes, the arts, music, and poetry are all forms of love! I appreciate your kindness, dear sister.

Blessings and love to you!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind and generous comment, Rosina. I am glad you enjoyed the poems, quotes and paintings. Gratitude, dear friend.

Blessings always!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 29, 2021:

Audrey, thank you very much, Audrey. You truly humbled me, that I appreciated. You're incredibly sweet. It has been a privilege to be a part of this wonderful HP family. Much Gratitude! May God bless you! Amen.

Many blessings and love to you!!

Maryam Fatima from Pakistan on September 28, 2021:

Beautiful poems and quotes dear sister. Painting, Poems, and music all are just Love.

Have a great day.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on September 28, 2021:

I enjoyed your poems very much, especially the second one.

Rosina S Khan on September 28, 2021:

I thoroughly enjoyed your poems, Misbah. Loved your paintings. And great quotes too. Thank you for sharing.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on September 28, 2021:

Misbah

Your poetry about painting is truly a work of art. You have combined painting, poetry and music brilliantly. We are so blessed to have you here as part of our hub page family.

Blessings to you.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

Thank you so much for your very thoughtful and encouraging comment, dear Peggy. Your kindness is greatly appreciated, my dear friend. I feel really blessed to be a part of this wonderful community. Much Gratitude! God bless you. Amen!

Sending you Lots of love and Blessings!!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

Linda C, Thank you very much for your very kind feedback. I am happy to know you enjoyed reading these poems. Gratitude!

Blessings and Love to you!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind and generous response, Srushti. I am pleased to know you enjoyed reading these pieces. God bless you too, dear friend.

Blessings and Love as always!!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

Aww… you are too sweet, Linda L. Lots of love to you, dear friend. Thank you for your very beautiful words. I greatly appreciate your love and support. Much Gratitude!

Blessings and lots of Love!!!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 28, 2021:

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us, Misbah. I am so glad that you are finding HubPages to be a good landing spot for your work. You add much to our community of writers.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 28, 2021:

I enjoyed reading all of the poems, but I loved the first one. It's beautiful!

Srushti Gamit on September 28, 2021:

All the poems are so beautifully written Misbah!!

Amazing work and I enjoyed reading all of them.

Thanks for sharing

God bless you

Lots of love to you

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on September 28, 2021:

You continue to amaze me. What a gift you are to this community of writers. You inspire and give us 'Muse-less' ones hope.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

Awww... You're very thoughtful, John. I am grateful and consider myself fortunate to have a friend like you. I'm hoping for a return of inspiration soon. I'm delighted you found the poems enjoyable to read. They are brief, but they are related to the arts, music, and poetry. Thank you for your constant encouragement and support. Much appreciated!! Thank you so much, my friend. Keep smiling and stay safe!

Blessings to you as well.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

Dear Mr. Bill, I'm at a loss for words to express how grateful I am for your generosity. You are a really loving and compassionate person. Thank you very much for your warm and encouraging words of appreciation. I am blessed to have a friend like you. Much Gratitude, Sir.

Stay blessed and keep smiling.

Blessings to you and your family!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind and sweet comment, Pamela. Yes, I love to paint and I love to do poetry as well. I am glad you enjoyed the poems, quotes and the pictures. I truly appreciate your kindness. Take care and stay safe!!

Much Love and Blessings!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

Welcome here, Zeenat. Glad to see you in comments section. I am happy to know you enjoyed it. I, too, hope it will return soon. Thanks for your kind comment and for the best wishes. Greatly appreciated!!

Sending Blessings to you!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

Aww... Thanks a million, Chitra Di. I am pleased to know you liked the poem, pictures and the quotes. I love arts and I feel it is strongly interlinked with music and poetry. Gratitude!!

Blessings and Love to you, Di

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

So Glad to know you found it emotive and engaging, MsDora. Thanks a lot for reading and for your beautiful comment. I greatly appreciate that. God bless you. Amen!!

Blessings and Lots of Love to you!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

Thank you so much for your very kind and insightful comments, Li-Jen. I always appreciate your kind responses. Gratitude!

Blessings and Love to you, dear friend.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 28, 2021:

I love how you combine and intertwine painting, poetry, and music in your words, Misbah. These may be old poems but they are wonderfully written. You are a real asset to HubPages and I especially love having you as a friend. That muse better start working for you again soon. Blessings to you.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 28, 2021:

You are in love with HubPages, and we are in love with your spirit and enthusiasm and character. You are a wonderful addition to our community.

Blessings always

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 28, 2021:

I didn't know how much you loved painting. I love your poems, Misbah. They really reflect so much about how you feel, and about your love of painting. The pictures you put up are so interesting, and I like your quotes.

Love and Blessings!

Zeenat on September 28, 2021:

All of these poems were quite moving! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poems, Misbah. And I genuinely hope your muse finds her way back to you soon.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 28, 2021:

Hello Misbah!

Beautifully expressed sentiments, and lovely paintings. I loved all your quotes.

I enjoyed reading your creative pieces, which clearly show that you are an artist at heart.

Thank you for sharing!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 28, 2021:

Misbah, your poetry is engaging because you include so much of your own feeling, and you put the reader in touch with his own feelings. Beautiful work!

Li-Jen Hew on September 28, 2021:

Hello Misbah. your poems are uniquely written. I like how the style of the first poem imitates the movements of paint strokes because of the commas. It brings to mind a lovely painting which will be the outcome. Your ember poem nicely combines colours and emotions. To mention suffering in your final poem's title makes sense because I can see the commitment to painting. It takes time to create a painting from scratch and I can see that the painter is satisfied with the final results and plays a guitar to celebrate. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed it.

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