Monday, August 21, 2006

For Wally's poetry marathon


I made changes to this based on feedback from a lot of you to push the background back. I also wanted to use it to resond to Wally's call for entries to his poetry marathon. The poem is below...



Think Like a Tree

by Karen I. Shragg

Soak up the sun
Affirm life's magic
Be graceful in the wind
Stand tall after a storm
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice
Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers
Hang tough through a cold spell
Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky
Be still long enough to
hear your own leaves rustling.

6 comments:

KEITH LEWIS said...

NIce job on this one. LIke seeing the progress. Oils have always frustrated me. I can't let them do what they want to do. I keep trying to make them do things they shouldn't. Keep up the good work.

Dave said...

The glaze really helped to unify everything. Nice job. Now as a little Georgian friend of mine says "more more more".

Chuck Rose said...

Thanks guys. Yes, more more more. Time to do more.

Laura said...

Waah. I liked the orange one. Of course this is very nice, too, but the orange one was so robust.

Chuck Rose said...

Shoot. You know how I hate to dissappoint you. :-(

Parapluie said...

Thanks for sharing the painting and poem. There is only so much time to do more. I can't see how you can do the painting and the poem and the blogging in quantity sustaining quality. I think you have given and thank you again.