Acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 12 “, painted plein air.
Painted at Seal Harbor, Maine © 2011
The painting was almost complete but it needed
“something”…I was trying to figure out what
kind of leaf would work after ruling out several
Then I read Heaven’s poem and decided the two
were a perfect fit.
Titile: “Clinging to You” a poem by Canadian blogger,
username: Heaven; USED WITH PERMISSION.
“Clinging to You”, November 18, 2011
kiss me anew, here
before the last maple leaf
falls, and first snowflake
wets my pale lips, stilling time
twisted in salty drenched arms
hurl me anew, here
before the last rose petal
dips, and first winter
drop caresses my bare hips
unfolding, clinging to you
by Heaven, Canada
A haiku was recently inspired
by the painting in answer to
leafy beauty gone
trees left barren quickly
shivery north winds
Carpe Diem #59,
Withering wind (kogarashi)
Sunday Trees – 55
by becca givens
Across the street from me in YELLOW is a retired school
that now has the YMCA Day Care and After School
programs. (it was yellow colored when I found it today !)
Also, there is a Senior Center, Families in Action.
Still on the property is the old basketball court where I
could check on my son from the front door to be sure
he was still there.
And there is the ball field that was til this year used
for ball games of all ages and the community ice rink.
The Moore School is the yellow and the parking is for
the center and for the nursing home that is being built
…it is presently a block away,but inadequate for
My house is directly from the cross walk on
State Street…there is a car parked near it.
The changes are needed, and synchronistical…
my children attended Moore School at the
same time I worked as Director of Nursing at
the Nursing Facility that is being built. You can see
part of the proposed two story nursing facility on
the right edge of the photo.
The Carpe Diem Prompt:
Bed Bugs (watamushi)
itchy creepy night
what in the world is wrong here
found my sheets roadside
blue moon above me
sing the creepy crawly blues
whose pillow is this
restless night at camp
sleep best with own pillow
fear crawling low life
I took an Impressionistic painting class by Lois Griffel years ago…this would have been the first laying in of color
showing the temperature of the areas of the painting. I did this as a “finished” on the first attempt painting, on purpose,
due to limited time available for me that morning. The girl is sitting inside a 2 side by side glass doors on a sunny day.
plovers on mud flats
melodious whistle heard