Landscape in a Painter's Mind

by Sze-Leng Tan

A stroke of volcanic crimson
A splash of navy blue
A brush of drab dullness
A line of raven omen

A life of pitch darkness
A frame for close entrapment
In an empty stale chamber
Filled with the blessing of a falling angel

A hand as free as the mind that dictates it…
A mind full of landscape
Illustrating an impotent desire…
Showcasing a stifled inspiration…

Leaving nothing
…………………………….but blank desolation
To an artist with the courage
……………………………………of a bleeding tiger

From: 
Sze-Leng Tan




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ABOUT THE POET ~
Sze-Leng Tan is a poet and writer of short stories and travel stories. Her poems were featured in ‘The Malaysian Poetic Chronicles’, ‘Blognostics’, and ‘Aji Magazine.’ Her short story appeared in ‘The Anthill’ and ‘Eastlit’, while her travel stories were featured in ‘Travelmag’, ‘Litro Magazine’ and other publications.


Last updated February 17, 2016