I’m the flame that fires up your heart;
I’m the light by which you paint and write,
And which keeps you awake all night.
I’m reflected in your tears and heard in your cries;
I’m more than merely an inspiration;
I give your life a meaning and your work a flavour.
No piece of art could exist without me;
I’m the one guiding your brush and your pen,
And you can’t strum a chord without feeling
My fingers softly caressing your hands.
I’m the one pulling and bending your strings,
While others admire your talents.
I live on in your paint, your words and your melodies.
I’m inseparable from your work;
I’m the Sun whose warmth melts your frozen memories,
When strangers get lost in your world
All through the centuries.
Featured image: ‘Camden Town Venus’ by Nicolas Granger-Taylor (work-in-progress)