“Art is literacy of the heart” Elliot Eisner

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Song of the Flower

Song of The Flower

I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.

At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.

The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.

As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.

I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.

But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.


- Khalil Gibran


For Take a Word - Orange



Poetic Postcards
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10 comments:

  1. What a beautifully romantic collage! She looks so beautiful holding the lovely bouquet. The poem is wonderful, too.

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  2. Perfect match your art and the prose, Karla, divine piece!

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  3. Wonderful background, very creative. She is gorgeous, love the collage.

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  4. So beautiful - picture and text. :-) Well done!!!

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  5. Hello Karla! Your picture is exquisite. I love the way you have designed it so beautifully. The poem is beautiful too. The poet is responsible for a wonderful collection of poems and quotes. I love his work.

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  6. This is enchanting, Karla. That is an amazing orange surface you have created either side.

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  7. Such a beautiful and serene piece, Karla! I love Gibran. Thank you for sharing his beautiful words!

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  8. The words and picture are gorgeous! I love his words and your picture is something special! Hugs xx

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  9. Oh wow, Karla, this one blows me away. Fantastic.

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