Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Place to Rest

"A Place to Rest"
30" x 30" acrylic and collage on canvas

Here is the latest in line of paintings I'm doing for the show. I found a poem in one of my favorite little books that seemed perfect for it...

It doesn't take much
to hold the tiny weight
of a song sparrow,
any little twig will do,
or a sturdy weed in a field.

Why do I think my fledgling ideas
have to wait for a thick branch
or a secure landing place
before I set them down?

The wisp of a fleeting dream
can rest for a while
on a small extension in my soul.

If I never let these dreams land,
they will not gain strength
for the long flight into fullness.

All it takes is a little twig
to rest a great dream on.

~Joyce Rupp

4 comments:

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous poem and for a gorgeous painting! :0)

Melissa and Emmitt said...

totally perfect linda!
your paintings are so amazing!
i LOVE this one!

Ruth Welter said...

Linda, this one is a beauty. Best of luck with the upcoming show.

Ruth

Ruth E. said...

Great Blog and artwork-especially your still lifes.
Ruth