From shoddiness to understanding

it’s so easy to sign up for something
someone’s teaching tribal art, and
I think I’m creative
-understanding
art forms
takes more
than wielding pens
choosing from ink and paint
-the artist explains the background
in a language I barely understand
but the vibrancy of chosen colors
takes me to nature inspiring
her imagination
worlds she lives in
not same
as mine
Yes, I’ll take time
to attain perfection
decipher lines, motifs, colors
to just match nimble moves of her fingers

The verse form chosen is Balance for Tanka Tuesday Weekly Prompt

The tribal art form depicted here, which I started to learn yesterday is Gond art.

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