Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Weekly Quick Collage: Persimmon




Persimmon



My quick collages are what you might call collage "sketches", usually made in a short amount of time from things I find laying around in my scrap piles. I find them to be fun as well as a great 'loosening up' exercise.



Mindful

Every day
I see or hear
something
that more or less

kills me
with delight,
that leaves me
like a needle

in the haystack
of light.
It was what I was born for -
to look, to listen,

to lose myself
inside this soft world -
to instruct myself
over and over

in joy,
and acclamation.
Nor am I talking
about the exceptional,

the fearful, the dreadful,
the very extravagant -
but of the ordinary,
the common, the very drab,

the daily presentations.
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
how can you help




but grow wise
with such teachings
as these -
the untrimmable light

of the world,
the ocean's shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass?

~ Mary Oliver ~











26 comments:

  1. Perfect combination of poetry and art!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mary Ann! I'm not really sure why I chose this poem to go with this piece, but I guess it worked out...

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  2. Great image with great words. Love it all.

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment, Mary, and for visiting!

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  3. This poem should be read aloud without pause between
    verses, if one can keep back the tears.

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    1. Yes, Ken, I agree... as is true of many of Mary Oliver's poems.

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  4. Exercise?....more like little artistic gems.

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    1. thanks, Jo... so kind of you to say so! xo

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  5. Thanks for visiting. Lovely leaves and artwork below.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Jackie, and for the kind words!

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  6. I agree with everyone here, nicely done... words and image...

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  7. yes, little artistic gem...

    xoxo

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  8. I agree with what everyone else said -- lovely collage -- lovely poem.

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  9. You have such a great feeling for composition - even in these quick 'scrap-pile' pieces. And Mary Oliver seems to choose her words quickly with great composition. I wonder if she has a scrap pile of words. . . . great post!

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    1. Thanks, Judy, for the kind compliment! Maybe she does have a scrap pile of words.... : )

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  10. Your collage is me! Heavy footed elephant (winter has zapped me) I want to be a bird and fly south. Lovely post all around.

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    1. Thanks, Jill! I'm totally with you on being zapped by winter and wanting to fly south!

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  11. Love the collage, and the poem is a new favorite, I relate. xoxo

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  12. You are an inspiration. Lovely work and such an exquisite poem to accompany it. Thank you, Sharmon.

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    1. Janet, thank you so much for the kind words, and thanks for visiting....

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