Poems for a portrait

I agreed to sit as the model again this morning for an art group producing portraits.  We had a cultural exchange as at the end of the two sessions as I recited the Haikus composed in my head during the forty minutes of the sitting.  I then exchanged a book of my poetry for the excellent sketch of me shown below, by Wil Harvey.      Barter in the art world!

Sketch by Will Harvey

Sketch by Wil Harvey



1st Haiku

Can that intense gaze

engage your eager fingers

with the sitter’s soul.



2nd Haiku

Nine-tenths is looking

then a decisive bold stroke

reproduces life.

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