Daily Prompt: Dormant Dreams

Daily Prompt: Dormant

Dormant dreams seemed to come alive,

As soon as her brush touched the paper.

The Autistic girl who never spoke, provoked or evoked,

Now seemed to babble through a vivid language of colors, 

An age of grey silence thus came to an end,

A poet was born who painted her sagas.


This piece was inspired by the story of this autistic 6 year old girl, Iris Grace, who’s exceptional artwork has generated so much interest that even the likes of Angelina Jolie have bought her artwork.

The featured image in this post is also her work of art, titled, Music at Sunrise. You can read more about this exceptional child, her struggle with autism, her pet cat cum artist assistant, Thula, and their journey through art here.

Her story and her gift remind us that there can be light in the dark, that we can be strong inspite of our weaknesses and above all, that there is always hope.  

More power to you, little girl! May you go from strength to strength!

Written in response to the Daily Prompt: Dormant 

18555851_100676450514066_4494546682437471084_n.jpgCopyright ©2017 Pradita Kapahi.

All rights reserved.

Image Credits: www.irisgracepainting.com


41 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Dormant Dreams

  1. Pradita! You have given a fitting tribute and hope through the canvas of words. What a powerful expression depicting the colors felt within and painted through expression. Hope we change our attitudes towards children suffering from autism.

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