Friday, April 10, 2009

If that day comes...


If that day comes...I will surrender.
At risk. At peace. Return to sender.

Alight. Alive. In flight. On fire.
One step removed. No. One step higher.

As clouds pass through the space between.
I walk along. Sight unseen.

In time. In step. True simplicity.
The art of synchronicity.

Step lively. Watch the closing door.
Bottled notes upon the shore.
Cutting close right to the core.
When that day comes...I'll ask for more.







Ingredients: watercolor paper, acrylic paint, calligraphy ink, dye ink, marker, dry transfer, rub on letters. approximately 4 1/4" x 3 1/2". click to enlarge.

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30 comments:

ooglebloops said...

Your creativity knows no bounds - great poetry!!!!! Would love to see more of that side of you!!! :>)

Laura said...

Hi Seth, Love the background texture your creating in this piece. And thanks for the stopping by and see the papermaking tent, I hope to pull the papermaking stuff out this weekend and set it up. May not make paper this weekend but it will be ready for the warmer weather.

Gillian McMurray said...

A beautiful poem, Seth.

The Artful Eye said...

Great piece and beautiful writing!

Marie said...

Seth, I love this blue piece & the beautiful poem. It was exactly right for me this morning as yesterday I had to have my cat put down. She wanted more days, but they were mostly bad.
Thank you so much for making such a contribution to us out here.

Jill Zaheer said...

What a beautiful post. The day will never come when we're not inspired, wowed, rewarded, educated, enlighted, entertained or prompted to reflect with your posts, projects and collaborations. Love the poem and your latest Text Tile!

LisaHoffman said...

...start the presses....we have another "poet for these times" on our hands.
Proceed directly to BLURB and start your book of poetry...

Carmen said...

Georgeous art, as always! And your poem is really powerful!

LostLuggage said...

Beautiful, Seth...really great!

Evangeline said...

This is absolutely wonderful! The poem and artwork, so beautiful.

~Babs said...

No surprise you'd be a poet also.
(smile)
So many interpretations possible in these words. I agree, it's very powerful.
Great art,never disappointing.

Karin said...

really beautiful poem Seth

Cynjon said...

An excellent piece, Seth...the sentiment and thoughts, particularly after today.

n2theblue said...

~ bottled notes upon the shore ~

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I wrote tonight about a religious memory and strong influence of Catholicism tonight and even if I want to walk away...I doubt if that day will ever come. You are a gifted advocate for simple kindness and a fresh poetic approach to sharing with others. Imagine and live in Peace, Mary Helen

alteredbits said...

you are creative beyond words, seth! i adore your poem and new piece! you are such an inspiration! :)

Martha Marshall said...

Seth, I too would love to see your poetry in book form, along with your images! Just beautiful.

sf said...

Sheesh, Renaissance much?
(Luv it.)

3rdEyeMuse said...

more, please.

azirca said...

Such beautiful words to accompany your wonderful art piece.

Kim said...

To which the only apt reply can be,
more! Umm, please:)

Leslie Avon Miller said...

"ask for more" because it is just so juicy!

Gwen Buchanan said...

your poem... so true...

Elis Cooke said...

i must concur-- more please! Great voice and universal truth!what a wonderful surprise to find excellent poetry and art in one stop! thanks for the inspiration! namaste

rivergardenstudio said...

These words are very moving to me..."If that day comes" is so purposeful and strong and alive...beautiful blues too, Roxanne

Sharmon Davidson said...

No fair! You can do everything!
Seriously, that poem is brilliant. Do you write many? If not, you should.

Chris said...

wow. did you write that? how much can I stand, Seth? seriously. think of me for ONCE, will you?

Are you letting other people buy your work? LOOK that this fabulous piece!


oh. i am unbound.

Sarah Zambiasi Art said...

Your art is beautiful!

Melissa said...

This is absolutely beautiful, and I so love the poem! I guess I didn't realize you were a poet...I need to pay more attention! ;)
The plaster pages are fascinating as well.

Evangeline said...

I immediately fell in love with this piece and poem when I saw it here. Imagine my surprise and delight when my husband presented it to me on Mother's Day! I admit it. I got a little verklmept. :)

The texture and detail in real life are even more wonderful. Thank you so much, Seth!