Cosmic dust- an ekphrasis

on
Cosmic dust’- my artwork featuring acrylic fluid art and spray painting that forms the base of the poem.

Touch this
Dark melancholy,
With those pale
Fingertips.
Whisper the words
Of silence,
With your
Sanguine ruby lips.

Bring colour
To the darkness,
Greens, yellows,
Reds and strands.
Touch this void
Of vacuum,
With your
Gentle, healing hands.

And in your eyes
Hold the stars,
But, there’s no need
To rehearse.
Let’s fall and rise
Like cosmic dust,
Cause we’re the universe.

132 Comments Add yours

  1. Ishita Gupta says:

    Too beautifulβ™₯️🌺

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Ishita!

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Lucy says:

    Wow. This is so heartfelt and mind blowing. Amazing writing!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Lucy! I’m glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Elle says:

    This poem is so good and beautiful!!! ❀ ❀ ❀

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Enjoyed this, poem and paint go well together πŸ‘

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Maseera says:

    beautiful portrayal and exquisite concept of poetry. kudos.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Like

  6. SillyShruti says:

    Wow that was amazing…☺️☺️☺️

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you dearest poet!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. SillyShruti says:

        You are welcome amazing poet!☺️🌸

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

        Liked by 1 person

  7. SillyShruti says:

    The last stanza is amazing πŸ‘β˜ΊοΈ

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. SillyShruti says:

        Welcome ☺️☺️

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

        Liked by 1 person

  8. This fills me with warmth and good feeling. Beautifully written.

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      That is such a wonderful compliment for a writer. I’m humbled by your words. Thank you so much for stopping by. Looking forward to seeing more from you. Peace and greetings πŸ’›

      Like

  9. ashok says:

    Beautiful Shanyu

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. I’m glad you like it. Thank you so much for stopping by. Peace and greetings πŸ’›

      Liked by 1 person

      1. ashok says:

        My pleasure Shanyu 😊

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        😊 Glad to have you here.

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Beautiful ❀️ I really admire the way you play with words. Keep writing Shanyu!!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much! I am glad you like it so much. I will keep writing and I hope you do too. Peace.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. So beautiful. Enjoyed reading it. 😊😘

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Most welcome dear. ☺️

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Beautifully evoked and illustrated.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Like

      1. You’re very welcome

        Liked by 1 person

  13. This is a masterpice.
    “Whisper the words
    Of silence,
    With your
    Sanguine ruby lips.”
    You have my heart.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Oh dear friend, such kindness in those words. I’m so glad you like this piece. It came out of unending hours of having the pages blank and the thoughts all messed up. Means so much that this piece of impulse has touched you. Please have a fantastic week. I can’t wait to hear from you. Peace and hugs.

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      1. In your case the fruit of unending hours of black pages is a brilliant piece. It’s so beautiful I want to frame it. Have a fabulous week too.
        xoxo

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        And you just make my day even better. Yeah, sometimes in that absolute peak of frustration blooms a tender little rose. When you say that you want to frame it, oh I’m so humbled. Dear G., I’m so honoured with your words. Thank you dear. Thank you so very much. Sending you all of the love and peace this poet can send you. I hope you accept it.
        Love,
        Shanyu.

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      3. My pleasure. I got the love and the piece. Thank you. They are precious.

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Shanyu says:

        You are welcome. Take care. Yes it is precious.

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it

      Like

  14. Katy Claire says:

    Stunning poem! Loved every bit of it ✨

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Katy. Lovely comment. Thank you for stopping by.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Cheemnonso says:

    You indeed are a lovely artist. Nice works!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by. Could not be more humbled to have this comment from an amazing pencil artist herself!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. A beautiful poem! I am now following your blog, please follow me at https://paripanday.wordpress.com , as I too write quite a few poetries!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Verushka. I surely will check out your blog. Actually just heading over. Keep writing!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Shanyu, a symphony of mind and thought so eloquently penned. Each word a musical note played to the heart’s content. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.
    Best regards,
    Lance

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Oh, what a kind thing to say. I’m so humbled by your presence here. I love what you have to say for this poem. You really have me beaming. I’m so glad that my words resonated with you.
      Thank you so much. Have a fantastic week.
      Yours,
      Shanyu.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Well-deserved, Shanyu. I thoroughly enjoy reading the works of fine poets such as yourself. Not only for entertainment, but enlightenment as well!
        My pleasure- enjoy your week.
        Best always,
        Lance

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you man! I am so grateful to receive this comment. You have made my day.
        I’ll enjoy my week for sure. You do too.
        Peace and greetings.
        Forever,
        Shanyu.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. My sincerest pleasure! Always welcome, Shanyu. Thanks so much.
        Peace and light,
        Lance

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      4. Shanyu says:

        Peace and greetings.
        Cheers.πŸ₯‚

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Sincerely appreciated. Cheers!

        Liked by 1 person

      6. Shanyu says:

        DittoπŸ™

        Liked by 1 person

  18. inspirechief says:

    You have a gift. Such a beautiful and expressive poem. Your artwork is incredible. Thank you for sharing. Stay safe.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dear friend. Words like yours just make my day! I’m humbled to have you here. Take care.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. inspirechief says:

    You definitely have a gift. Such a beautiful poem. Your artwork is stunning. Thank you for sharing. Stay safe.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dear friend. Words like yours just make my day! I’m humbled to have you here. Take care.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. inspirechief says:

        Thank you for your kind words.

        Like

  20. Ali Grimshaw says:

    I really like the peaceful reassurance in this, especially these lines,
    “But, there’s no need
    To rehearse.
    Let’s fall and rise
    Like cosmic dust,
    Cause we’re the universe.”
    Wonderful.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dear friend. I’m beaming while I read this. Just a wonderful comment to receive. You keep me inspired. Thank you for that. So so humbled by your presence. Thank you dear. I’m glad my poetry resounded.
      Peace to you.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Halbarbera says:

    Amazing work and painting

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you dear friend. Humbled by your presence.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Sheryl Gim says:

    Hi, Shanyu! Thanks a lot for following Thoughts of SheryL!
    You have a great blog! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      It is my pleasure to be there. Thank you so much for stopping by. Your presence means a lot. Have a fantastic week!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Kritika says:

    Beautiful read.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much! Means a lot!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. calmkate says:

    really exquisite words, and those last two lines say so much!

    Your artwork is beautiful, adds colour to our monochrome days πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Kate! I’m so glad you like it. Love to have you here. Take care!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. calmkate says:

        my pleasure Shanyu πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you dear!

      Like

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you firstly for being here. I surely will check out the link.

      Liked by 1 person

  26. This is so beautifully penned. You have a great command over words!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Rishika! It means so much to know how you feel! Peace to you.

      Like

  27. Beautifully penned and the artwork is too good !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Oh thank you my friend! Means a lot!

      Like

  28. JUST EKTA says:

    “Let’s fall and rise
    Like cosmic dust,
    Cause we’re the universe.”
    Beautiful these last lines πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much EKTA. I’m so glad you like it!

      Like

  29. You are a great poet πŸ‘πŸ™

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Like

      1. You are so very welcome

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ’›πŸ˜Š

        Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Efrona Mor says:

    Nice flow of words and great last words…

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dear friend. Means a lot. Glad you stopped by.

      Like

  31. Rahul Gaur says:

    Man, this is just so lovely. Glad I stopped by!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend! Thank you for stopping by.

      Liked by 1 person

  32. Your poem really brings depth to your beautiful artwork! At first I was seeing only colors, but reading your words reformed the image into the heart of a nebula.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      I’m so glad you see it this way. Yes, it’s the heart of a nebula, at least that’s how it came out to be. Thank you so much for this incredible comment.

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Wow Beautiful ….πŸ’•πŸŒ·

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Most welcome …..πŸŒ·πŸ’•πŸ˜‡

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ’›πŸ˜Š

        Liked by 1 person

  34. Bellissima.
    Emozionante.
    I loved it.
    I adored the idea of being cosmic stars like the universe.
    Chapeau

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest friend. Means a lot. Glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

  35. clcouch123 says:

    The cosmic imagery works effectively. We are the universe, and sometimes what we do is universal.

    The original artwork the poem is based on is impressive–the colors and the abstract movement.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest friend. It gives me immense joy to know how you feel about the poem.
      Thank you for your words about the artwork too. It’s surprising what comes out of spontaneous art. Not just colours and fluidity, but an insight into the artist’s heart.
      Glad you felt it.
      Hugs.
      Shanyu.

      Like

  36. francisashis says:

    Outstanding !πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ™

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much

      Like

      1. francisashis says:

        Most welcome.Take care.πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ™

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Peace to you.

        Like

      3. francisashis says:

        πŸŒΉπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸŒΉ

        Liked by 1 person

  37. Niiiice!
    The rhyme scheme was particularly catchy. Cool!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest friend. Means a lotπŸ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. The pleasure is all mine

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Here’s to new friendships πŸ₯‚

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  38. Shanyu, Beautiful, and heartfelt. masterfully written! You have a huge talent. Like the illustration also. all the best! Cheryl

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Dearest C,
      That is indeed wonderful a comment to receive. I’m so glad you like my work here. Your support means a lot. Thank you Cheryl, thank you. You’ve made my day. Peace to you.

      Like

  39. SeliπŸ’• says:

    Amazing!!
    I am falling in love with ur work. πŸ’–

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much.
      The days getting better and better. Thank you S! Peace to you.

      Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. the pleasure is all mine

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ€—πŸ’›

        Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you stopped by.

      Like

  40. Tanya says:

    Beautifully penned, I loved the rise and fall in the last few lines… cosmic dust. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much T! Thank you for stopping by. Peace ✌️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Tanya says:

        πŸ™πŸ’

        Liked by 1 person

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