recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

All is flowing

Said the sun to the moon,
You cannot stay.

Says the moon to the waters,
All is flowing.

Says the fields to the grass,
Seed-time and harvest,
Chaff and grain.

You must change
Said the worm to the bud,
Though not to a rose,

Petals fade
That wings may rise
Borne on the wind.

You are changing
said death to the maiden, your wan face
To memory, to beauty.

Are you ready to change?
Says the thought to the heart, to let her pass
All your life long

For the unknown, the unborn
In the alchemy
Of the world's dream?

Kathleen Raine

December, (greenbelt disaster) oil & aluminum on canvas, 24x48in, 2012

This is another painting for the upcoming February show: This land is OUR Land: The Greenbelt Dichotomy. More on that later, although I must admit - am presently frazzled and a wee bit terrified...

1 comment:

  1. Jan this is simply wonderful, what a beautiful painting. Kathleen Raine's poem is quite haunting.