Naledi Sibisi


An Obscure Artist


I am an artist.
An obscure artist.
See, I was named with intention; the intention to shine
Brighter than the billions of stars in my infinite sky.
My infinite sky. It’s mine. I own it.
And no other tenant has the right to enthrone it.
I am an artist.
An obscure artist.
I may glance at a vacant canvas.
Then
Paint it with words.
Write down pictures.
Scribble songs.
And draw odes.
I am an artist.
An obscure artist.
I mould my character daily.
I add
I erase.
Conceal blunders with clay
That’s exactly how I arrived at this place.
I am an artist
Let me explain,
Perfection one cannot attain.
But
I seek it in each piece
Thus each piece is incomplete.
See, I am an artist.
Highly obscure.
One who was named with intention; the intention to shine
Brighter than the billions of stars in my infinite sky.
Infinite sky. Hand crafted for me.
Then embellished by me.
For I am an artist.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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  • Freshman - 762 Points Michelle Claus (8/4/2014 1:11:00 PM)

    Admirable poem. I really appreciate the form. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 144 Points Neal Beightol (8/4/2014 11:06:00 AM)

    Thank you for so eloquently capturing that elusive void. Thank you for sharing your beautiful piece. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,013 Points Gajanan Mishra (8/4/2014 4:39:00 AM)

    hand crafted for me - infinite sky, thanks, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Susmit Panda (8/4/2014 12:32:00 AM)

    You are really good, Naledi! Please, please read my poems. Awaiting your comments. Susmit Panda (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Joseph Poewhit (8/4/2013 8:25:00 AM)

    Your yard, no one can copy your style or art - really. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,511 Points Godfrey Morris (8/4/2012 10:35:00 AM)

    This is beautiful. Well said, Well written. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (8/4/2012 6:30:00 AM)

    Yes you are an artist that shines and your canvas is not empty
    buy filled with insight, integrity and star shine!
    The Captain salutes you! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 962 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (8/4/2012 2:11:00 AM)

    This is the most wonderful definition of an artist, I must say... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Naledi Sibisi (8/17/2011 1:36:00 AM)

    Thank you SO much Romeo. I really do appreciate it. You have definitely encouraged me to keep going. Watch this space! x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 125 Points Romeo Della Valle (8/16/2011 10:42:00 PM)

    Impressive! A well penned and poignant write that clearly shows that poetry runs in your blood! 10+++ Keep inspiring the World with your talented poetic writes! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! ... (Report) Reply

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