A Moment in Drawing

The creative process stirs itself into a unique mix in the mind and spirit of every artist. When KH shared her poem for the district writing contest I recognized my own internal struggle between creative angst and elation. She captured it. The feeling and the poetry award.

A Moment in Drawing

Will it appear as it does in my mind

I focus in a silent atmosphere

Where everything is gone but the




And me


The paper is as crisp and white as ice

The pencil is as sharp as King Arthur’s sword

And I’m focused, picturing the drawing that will form


My pencil is uncontrollably racing across the paper

Frustrations fill my mind at the smallest mistake

My eraser smears as I try to cover any recollection of the marks


An image is appearing on the page

My arm is screeching and curling with pain

As I add the finishing touches


My eyes can see the image I love

Original poem and artwork by K. Hirst. All rights reserved.


  1. Trent
    May 24, 2010

    Awesome! Congratulations KH!

  2. David
    May 25, 2010

    Wow KH that is some poem!

  3. Rachel
    May 25, 2010

    Lovely, good job K!

  4. Heather
    May 25, 2010

    Great work, Kirsten. I like how the shape of the poem somewhat mimics the drawing. Love it.

  5. Rebecca
    May 27, 2010

    I love it! It’s beautiful. And so mature!

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