Tuesday, August 19, 2008

the passing moment


I've had the page of watercolor studies propped up in my room and was about to file them away as is, then thought, since I haven't been painting, I'd just go at them with Japanese watercolor pens and watercolor pencils--for practice and since there was nothing to lose.
Came upon one of my favorite poetry anthologies today, What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop, and it opened, of course, to the poem I always turn to when I open it, a poem by Gary Snyder--who I heard read at Stockton State College in South Jersey (can it be?) thirty years ago, when I was a senior in high school--called "Earth Verse."
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Sharon said...

What a wonderful, succinct little poem. And the photograph is stunning!

Suzanne McDermott said...

Good job!

shicat said...

Beautiful paintings,just beautiful

Ruth said...

Good ole Gary Snyder.

A Brush with Color said...

I love what you created here! and the poem is just perfect! Stunning colors. Sometimes, I think when we're not worrying about every meticulous thing, we're freer and do wonders--you sure did here!

laureline said...

It's so fun to see what YOU do with those brushpens! I'd never think to do landscapes with the pens---so glad to see you doing them.
Nice poem, too.

laura said...

Not worrying ... and struggling a bit too. I struggled with watercolor pens--couldn't/didn't spread the colors fast enough; couldn't/didn't get them to blend ... hence the addition of the pencil. But the pens do add that intensity!

Check out a poem by our new poet laureate, Kay Ryan, "Patience" on Sharon's blog, the Flat Sound of Wooden Clogs.


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