Today we conclude our exploration of poetry and art. I want to offer a profound prayer of gratitude and BLESSING to Catherine E. Case for sharing her art here. I also want to thank my life for providing the inspiration for the poetry shared here and which is part of my upcoming book, Returning – a woman’s midlife journey to herself.
Truth Beyond the Words
I’ve heard it in your voice,
The tightly strained constriction
Choking on your deceit
The voice that says to me,
“I’m hiding something.”
Behind that voice I see the truth
Lying naked in your bed
Sitting beside you on the couch
Gazing into your eyes in innocent ignorance
Enraptured by your seduction.
I’m not that stupid.
Have you learned nothing of my gift?
Or have you simply forgotten –
Choosing to ignore the fact
that in my presence, none can deceive.
For I always hear
The truth beyond the words.
Catherine Case holds an MFA, an MA and a BFA, with an emphasis in graphic design, drawing and illustration. In addition to the aforementioned, she has at multiple locations throughout the United States, served as Academic Department Chair, Exhibition Judge, Gallery Director, Guest Artist and Guest Speaker. A Professor of fine and graphic arts for over two decades, and Business Owner in the field of design for over thirty years, her awards, grants and publications are numerous. Catherine exhibits her continuously evolving fine art in solo, group and juried exhibitions, in addition to having solid gallery representation. Catherine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org