Friday, July 31, 2015

mixed media on paper



morning

why do we bother with the rest of the day,
the swale of the afternoon
the sudden dip into evening,

then night with his notorious perfumes, 
his many-pointed stars?

this is the best~
throwing off the light covers,
feet on the cold floor,
and buzzing around the house on espresso~

maybe a splash of water on the face,
a palmful of vitamins~
but mostly buzzing around the house on espresso,

dictionary and atlas open on the rug,
the typewriter waiting for the key of the head,
a cello on the radio,

and, if necessary, the windows~
trees fifty, a hundred years old
out there,
heavy clouds on the way
and the lawn steaming like a horse
in the early morning.

billy collins
sailing alone around the room



a lovely day to all

X O X O


posting with paint party friday

17 comments:

  1. LOVE the picture and the words, hugs to you, Valerie

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  2. Sweet and lovely!
    Have a creative DAY!

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  3. Hi, you are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday. You can link not just feline art, but any animal or art related post:

    http://kittypartay.blogspot.com/2015/07/feline-art-friday_30.html

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  4. Love your subtile art and the poem is great.

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  5. Lovely, elegant & magical ... you!

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  6. Mmm, love the images invoked by your words, can so relate to the palmful of vitamins, & buzzing around the house (tho I'm a tea, not coffee gal :) And your lady - kudos!!
    Happy PPF!!

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  7. marvelous painting and poetry Irene!

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  8. These words with this face gave me chills....good chills for my steamy hot intolerable night!!
    Love it!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. Very successful person here - pensive but kind of looking into me!

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  10. This is really nice. I like the depth in the piece and the emotions that comes to mind while looking at it. Song makes me think of slow autumn mornings. Beautiful art.

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  11. Beautiful Irene! Love the layers showing through!

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  12. So Strong! I keep looking at her face!

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