Wednesday, February 1, 2017

BEAUTIFUL TANGLE
This painting is inspired by an area that I frequently walk by when I am walking my dog; a small grove of pine trees at the entrance to a park.  It was painted using gold leaf in the background, a process that I have been experimenting with recently.   It is also my entry into a show sponsored by the gallery where I show my work.  Every year, we have a show that features pieces inspired by poems.  Here is the poem that goes with this piece. 

TREES NEED NOT WALK THE EARTH
Trees need not walk the earth
For beauty of for bread.
Beauty will come to them
 Where they stand.
Here among the children of the sap
 Is no pride of ancestry:
A birch may wear no less the morning
 Than an oak.
 Here are no heirlooms 
Save those of loveliness,
In which each tree
 Is kingly in it's heritage of grace.
Here is but  beauty's wisdom
 In which all trees are wise.
Trees need not walk the earth
For beauty of for bread.
Beauty will come to them
 In the rainbow-
The sunlight-
And the lilac-haunted rain.
And bread will come to them
As beauty came;
In the rainbow-
In the sunlight-
In the rain.

David Rosenthal

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