Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Thursday, June 14, 2007




Hello Blogger Family,

I'm sure you've noticed how busy i've been with drawing and painting. The reason is i'll be one of the vendors at the Harlem Book Fair in July, selling my paintings and my poetry book, Wrapping Thoughts Beneath Emotive Rain. The event is on July 21, 2007 (Saturday) from 11am-6pm in Harlem. I'm so excited. My sister and I are sharing a booth, she will have handpainted greeting cards and art made with blackeye peas. I will let you all know our table number and location as soon as I get them. Meanwhile, feel free to let me know if you're interested in purchasing any paintings I have posted, the size of the first painting is 8x10 ($15) and the second one is 5x7 ($12). Shipping and handling are included, no frames are provided.

I had trouble sleeping last night and a poem came to mind:

It’s unusual to escape the world barefoot
The woman you desire carries words with brass knuckles
Breach of imperfection not stopping her from anchoring
Her eyes are volcanoes of drip moisture
She is understood with bones and a heart
It’s unusual
But you like what you see
The limbs of her hair blushes your face
Sends you daylight on silk pillows
Blinds your loneliness away
© 6/2007 by Cathy Delaleu

16 comments:

Sojourner G said...

OMG Ms D! How have I slept on you. The writing on both your spots is like MAD! I will be back! OFTEN! What a mind you do have, and what a pen. I think the blog sun just broke through the blog clouds!
Halleluhaj!!!

Klara said...

WOW!! What a lovely place u got! Loving it n will definitely be back!

Rethabile said...

So, who is that woman in the poem? I need my loneliness blinded away.
*smile*

Good lines, as usual.

Fabrizio said...

OH, Shit! I'd like to live in NY all the time I read posts like this one!

Fab

Lyrically speaking said...

Sojourner: Thanks for stopping by to take a peek, please come again

Hi Klara, thank you

Sir Rethabile: Of course i'm not going to divulge who the mystery woman is :) hehehehe

Fabrizio: You need to come and meet the Eastcoast poets :)

dolly said...

Great post... will definetely come back again and again

Dancewithme2 said...

So glad to hear that you'll have a chance to share your work with a large audience. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE outdoor fairs. If I was anywhere near NY - I'd be there.

get zapped said...

Oh, it's so nice to see your creative juices flowing and good luck with the Book Fair sales! I'd go, if I wasn't so far away ;( Love the poem, so full of depth and beautiful imagery.

Have a splendid weekend!

Soldier said...

am i allowed to luv u ? lol
Funny thing : i have 2 read ur poems twice because the first time my mnd is on french mode

Soldier said...

( ooops the second part of the comment)

.... and the second time i get on english mode and get the images that ur amazing words create !

Have fun @ the Book fair

:-)

urban butterfly said...

Deep and poignant. I'm really feeling this poem in my core.

Thanks for sharing!

fuzzy said...

can you explain the motivation behind the first painting? i might like to purchase that one for my brother... and will they be for sale after the event?

Shelle said...

been awhile for me too, thanks for stopping by; and glad i did as well.
the poem is inspiring, love the bright colors in the artwork too. wish i lived close to NY.

`NEFTY said...

Nice art:]

Lyrically speaking said...

Dancewithme: You'll be there in spirit, lol, don't forget to hit me up if you still want to purchase Mocha Girl

Getzapped: Thank you, wish you could make it, yes, inspiration is flowing like a river :)

Soldier: It's ok to love me, est ce que je peux t'aimer? Lol, i'll try to write a French poem someday, poesie en Francais is not a bad idea...hmmmmmmm

Miss Butterfly: coming from you it means a lot, thanks

Fuzzy: The motivation was simple, my painting is a journey, I am influenced by ideas, rich colors and mood

Shelle: Good to see you here, thank you

Nefty: Thank you, come back again

laserone said...

These are really cool! I like the one w/ the purple hair. :)