To be an artist is to create
something that expresses
abstract emotions and to translate
them into the language of the senses.
A painter, with a blank canvas, can create
a scene of a beautiful sunrise.
With nothing but some brushes and paint
they’ve made something that appeals to the eyes.
An actor can turn an empty stage
into anything the mind can imagine,
creating a scene that leaves the audience engaged
and telling stories of love and compassion.
A musician, through a wide range of notes
creates a song that sings straight to the heart
allowing our minds to wander and float.
An emotion in the form of art.
A writer, with merely paper and pen,
can create places and unique characters
that keep us reading, again and again
to see their life unfold on paper.
These are things that inspire me
to achieve and make things that are great
because an artist, you see,
is someone with the heart to create.