Saturday, July 31, 2010

JOURNEY

Prairie Sky #5 acrylic....by Wayne


JOURNEY .....from an earlier poem with a few changes..

my journey like my paintings

explore the sacredness of place

influenced by a serene landscape

with the horizon a theme or metaphor

a point of stillness reflecting back

both top and bottom

with balanced energy

inviting

more than describing

a tight sliver of line

where sky meets land

sometimes calm

sometimes restless

an interplay between inner being

and physical outside world

creating tension between light and space

a place between

the spiritual and material reality

always there



16 comments:

KB said...

I thought the pic was a photo until I started reading your poem. Beautiful words and paintings. Have a great day.

1sojournal said...

I was going to try to find specific lines to use here to tell you what this makes me think of. Then realized that just as with a painting, your poem is one whole with the horizon exactly where it belongs. This all reminds me of a post I read everyday from a site called through a Jungian Lens. The author uses his own photographs to explore Jungian theory about all of the same concepts you mention in your poem. You might enjoy taking a look, the site can be found here:
http://retiredeagle.wordpress.com/

If you do find some sense of relativity, please let me know, okay?

Elizabeth
PS And much thanks for stopping and letting me once again 'discuss' what is closest to my heart.

Systematic Weasel said...

An excellent journey! Wonderfully written!

-Weasel

Before i forget, you've got an award!

http://hoiden.wordpress.com/awards/friendship-awards/

Stan Ski said...

I think however much we value our space, it's always useful to have a reminder within it that reminds us of what's outside.

anthonynorth said...

That inner knowledge is vital to the outside - defines it. Excellently done.

flaubert said...

Wayne excellently written!
Cheers
Pam

Diane T said...

You must be from the Prairies? My dad was born in Neville, Sask. Inspiring paintings and very impressive writing. Wow!

Marianne ~ said...

That vast prairie sky you've painted is so incredibly soothing, as are your lovely words!

陳梁雅雯宗翰 said...

Lets cross the bridge when we come to it............................................................

riikainfinityy.com said...

Beautiful words and images that make me speechless :) Thank for sharing them, it been great reading your poem :D

Jingle said...

artistic and beautiful poem,
love the delicate words.

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/08/between-u-and-me.html

here is my entry for journey…
thanks for the feedback!

tasmith1122 said...

The sacredness of place . . . what a fantastic subject for any writing. Think on the different meanings of place . . . and the writing can explore the universe. Thank you for sharing this.

文岳仲君 said...

融會貫通的智慧,永遠不會被遺忘。..................................................

家唐銘 said...

Learning makes a good man better and ill man worse.............................................................

robkistner said...

Wonderful piece Wayne, and I am really drawn to the power of your paintings, in their zen simplicity -- would love to own one, but resources these days are simple as well...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend -- may there be many more!!! :-)