The Artist's Eye


The geese swam to Peter not for food but to check his latest painting and a few from years past displayed along the shore line. They seemed eager to swim in the warm blue rippled water pooled on canvas or might they find nourishment in the tall wind blown grass along the banks, waddling on shore to play and see their photographic likeness in the tree shadowed stillness of the lake on linen. In the fogged distance neighboring homes reflected effervescently along the shoals, so clearly depicted by this artist's eye. One lone goose stood out amongst her mated flock. Did she come to visit her consort in winged requiem on painted cloth? Once a union for life, now cut short by the hunters blast, her mate's essence was so captured in art that the doleful foul's saddened demeanor switched to ceremonial honking and animated flapping of her wings. After a few minutes of gazing at her lost companion she would return to the outermost edge of her gaggle, paired in memory of her love lost. The art of this man Peter, Peter Artiste, brightens the hearts of many who visit the Vancouver shore.


Augustus / Houston, Texas / June 2017

  • Author: Augustus (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 27th, 2017 11:42
  • Comment from author about the poem: This was written in honor of my friend Peter Artiste who also has stage 4 prostate cance. He still paints nature scenes close to his home in Vancouver.
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 53


  • orchidee

    A fine write and appreciation A.

    • Augustus

      Thanks so much.

    • malubotelho

      It filled my mind with images and ideas and my heart with emotion and dearly love to nature. Thank you. Much appreciated.

      • Augustus

        Thanks for thoughtful comment

        • malubotelho

          Welcome friend

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks for sharing an elegant and haunting Poems & Pictures ! Pleased you are up to sharing again "A" you are in all our prayers ! I have visited VANCOUVER several times ~ lovely Place ~ lovely People that would inspire any Artist ! Thinking of you ~ Parying for you ~ Your Friend BRIAN

          • Augustus

            Really appreciate the prayers and kind thoughts.

          • kevin browne

            "Once a unity for life" is such a compact quote and I love it. certainly most of us agree that animals must have a unity in support and care, and also we must treat each species with complete respect. it's so great to read your work again, we have all missed you terribly which means we love you very much and are always thinking about you. hail to the great Augustus x

            • Augustus

              Kevin, what a tribute! Thanks

            • Louis Gibbs

              As your fine poetry brightens the hearts of we with whom you share it, August! This was another fine one. So glad to see you back.

              • Augustus

                Yes from one heart to others, thanks

              • Christina8

                I am so honored to read another one of your wonderful poems! I have been praying that you would come back. You are so inspirational to many of us. --Christina

                • Augustus

                  Christina! Christina, thanks so much

                • onepauly

                  I'm new but I was always near. its good that love is in the air.

                  • Augustus

                    Yea, that was you hanging out around the corner. Thanks for your kindness.

                  • ron parrish aka wordman

                    a bird with taste,,loved the imagery

                    • Augustus

                      Ha, ha. Great response

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Good write and imagery.

                      • Augustus

                        Painted with pictures. Thanks

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