Friday, October 16, 2015

Poetry Friday

Charles Ghigna is such an amazing author and poet, and I enjoy his poetry posts as well as the gorgeous paintings he shares of his son, Chip. Ghigna's poetry is featured frequently in children's magazines from the Cricket group and you can see his wonderful books including his newest release, A CARNIVAL OF CATS, available here.

Below is an original poem that writers, artists, and all creative souls can certainly relate to.


Inspired thoughts climb toward the light
As new ideas begin;
Creation comes from inside out,...
Not from the outside in.

©Charles Ghigna

Painting: “Golden Moon”
-Chip Ghigna

Visit Charles at Father Goose Books. See more beautiful art at I hope one day to own an original!

Poetry Friday is being hosted by Amy at The Poem Farm today. Stop by to click on more wonderful poetry links!

Enjoy this fabulous fall Friday!


Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

It is so beautiful to connect the words and images of Charles and Chip. Thank you for sharing this one today - the light in both painting and poem here is radiant. Happy Poetry Friday! xo

Tabatha said...

The poem is so true! Artists (of all kinds) really need to keep their spirit fed so those new ideas will spark.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The poem speaks the truth!

jama said...

What a treat! This is such a talented family -- I love the pairing of Charles's poem with Chip's fabulous art. Thanks!

Linda Baie said...

I love seeing all of Charles' & Chip's work on Facebook, & just bought some of his fall & Halloween poetry for my granddaughters. This is a wonderful one you've shared, just right for poetry Friday!

Penny Parker Klostermann said...

Thank you for sharing Chip and Charles' poem and painting. Both are absolutely beautiful.

Kelly Polark said...

Amy - I agree. Radiant!
Tabatha - I knew many of us could relate to it!
Alex- Absolutely!
Jama - Very talented family.
Linda - Yes, I enjoy both of their works!
Penny - Agreed!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Hi Kelly, I couldn't agree with you more about Charles' poetry. So many of his poems seem "simple" yet they run very deep in meaning and metaphor. Seeing a pairing with his son's artwork is always a treat!

Mary Lee said...

I agree with Michelle. Charles' poetry has many layers. His son's art is amazing!