Sunday, December 18, 2011


I Want 
by Mary Oliver

I want to be
in partnership
with the universe

like the tiger lily
poking up
its gorgeous head

among the so-called
useless weeds
in the uncultivated fields

that still abide.
But it's okay
if, after all,

I'm not a lily,
but only grass
in a clutch of curly grass

waving in the wind,
staring sunward: one of those
sweet, abrasive blades.

This is my (late) entry for Paint Party Friday. Check out all of the wonderful entries from the other artists. You won't be disappointed! 


Gloria said...

What a beautiful poem for such an outstanding painting. I love the lay of the land and the blue of the sky with the white clouds peaking through. Very nice job! I need to learn how to paint land, sea, trees, etc. Happy PPF and if I don't see you, Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Victoria said...

Hi Pam...this is breathtaking..beautiful and soul-stirring! The poem to match is briliant! your art always inspires and touches my spirit..the color -palette is also mesmerizing..thankyou for your magic!

elisa choi said...

gorgeous painting. I love how it brings the poem alive.

Christine said...

Beautiful work! And the words go so well with it.

Heather said...


craftattack said...

Great painting, late or not! Valerie

FLO said...

Hello Pam,
The atmosphere of your paintings reminds me of the painter Turner. I love this.
Happy Holidays

Ginny said...

This is such a beautiful painting. The poem and the painting compliment each other so well.

Netty said...

Beautiful words to go with a beautiful evocative painting. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, x

rajns (carolyn) said...

The colors work so beautifully together. The way you've highlighted the textures is fantastic!

Franz said...

Very beautiful and delicate, excellent technique!
I wish you a Merry Christmas!

SHERI C said...

Beautiful painting. Happy PPF!

Beadwright said...

Beautiful art and words.

Pointy Pix said...

gorgeous artwork and lovely words to go with. i really like the simplicity of colour and the texture of this piece

Daniele Valois said...

wow, this is beautiful!

KAT said...

Love it !

JKW said...

I love the art (and the poem), it almost looks 3 dimensional. Blessings, Janet PPF

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful poem and painting Pam. Love the colors. It looks some sand dunes at a beach I was recently at.

Martin (starwatcher521) said...

I love these colours and these energies you find in nature and which you are able to transfer to your canvas. Kudos!