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Tonight a Poem

There was something about the way Daniel Ibanez talked about art that made me not only connect with his work but with him as a person. Mr. Ibanez has traveled the world experiencing everything it has to offer until finally deciding to burrow himself in Colorado where he splits his time between teaching art to high schoolers and painting. Keep an eye out for more of Mr. Ibanez's work featured in our upcoming issues, or follow him on Google+ where you can keep up with all of his wonderful writings and artwork.

Tonight a Poem

I see you as full
White arches.
Contours engaged, unfolded - rounded,
Volumes of light spilling over.
Remade in your ceaseless
Coming and going.


I see you as waves -
Subtle contrasts.
Your feathered wing-tips
Dancing around me.
Catching our makeshift arms -
To Heaven aspiring.


I see you there
Noumenon in phenomena.
Silent until you find me.
A map of you shifts
Through the space and light.
Dark pathways guide me towards you.


I see you there
Within a nameless landscape.
Patterns of you,
Parting fields and seas
In your touching.


I see you there
Within layers of form and substance.
And the textures of your delicate
Wick tears from my dry
And weathered soil


I see you there,
You touch me, and I know you
In all around me,
Filling my thoughts,
Blinding my eyes.


I see you there
And I cannot have you.
But with my wings I will engage you.
Leaning into you -
You catch me.
Carry me to other shores


Learn more about Mr. Ibanez. 

Daniel Ibanez | 33 | Fort Collins, Colorado

Once taught a blind man how to tell colors apart by using his sense of hearing.

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I love this

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaige Bennett

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