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Friday, November 5, 2010

Wild Geese: A Journal Page


I've been working a lot more in my art journal lately. This morning I opened to this background that I had painted yesterday. If you could look into my soul right now, these would be the colors you'd see. When I woke up, I had this poem on my mind. It's one of my all time favorites: "Wild Geese," by Mary Oliver. I remember the first time I read it. It was like someone literally woke me up from a stupor. The first five lines really hit home. After being raised with quite the opposite message, this was a lifesaver. I adore this poem and have it posted above my art table. If you click on the photo you can get a better view of the poem. This is just where I am today...

7 comments:

David Waters said...

lovely. I always love it when art and poem speak to the soul.

;)

Pam Tucker said...

David: Yes, for me art and poetry are intertwined. Both always speak to my soul. I just need to listen more. ;)

Junibears said...

Beautiful journal page with beautiful words. Such a lovely poem. xx

Sherry said...

oh, that poem is wonderful
and I love this page - may I print it to keep in my poetry collection?
(ps - sign your work)

Pam Tucker said...

June: Isn't that the greatest poem?

Sherry: Ha! I am so bad about signing my work... Yes, by all means, print it out!! ;)

William said...

Hmm. Whenever I think about geese, I just remember the mess they leave all over the sidewalk! :O)

Pam Tucker said...

Bill: LOL! Yes, there is that! We will have to remember to take cover when we hear them approaching. ;)