Thursday, April 02, 2009

"whenas in silks"

212. Whenas in Silks

Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

WHENAS in silks my Julia goes
Then, then (methinks) how sweetly flows
That liquefaction of her clothes.

Next, when I cast mine eyes and see
That brave vibration each way free; 5
O how that glittering taketh me!

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Sharon said...

Nice depth to these flowers. Beautiful shading, Laura!

Bill Evertson said...

I hope your magnolias stick around for awhile - You're doing such great work with them.

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, how beautiful! And I've always loved that poem. It suits these gorgeous blooms oh so well. You do these with such finesse, Laura. Just stunning. You're inspiring me to pick up my paints...can't wait 'til work dies down finally...

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laura,

I love this watercolour obsession you're having with magnolias. They are not out here yet, and shouldn't be until May, but last year they were one month early. I couldn't agree with you more that they are absolutely magical, one of the most beautiful flowers in every way, and far too short lived in our season.

You inspire me with every painting.

Take care,


Cathy Gatland said...

The poem does suit the painting - both beautiful. I second Bill, hope the magnolias last a while!

Ruth said...

That's one of my all time favorite poems. Silky with your painting, mmmm.

Brent Perkins said...

Beautiful, Laura. I wish I could make violets and purples work the way you've used them in your lovely florals.


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