" Oro-Medonte Overture to Winter"at Fowler's Barn Ingram Road - oil on canvas 16x20 inches
Being Valentine's Day.... it seemed only fitting to send along "something red" via my blog to celebrate this special day! Here is that something red... a sketch fresh from my easel today!
Kisses and much love to each my family members... (cyber) "Hugs" to my artist Friends... wherever you might be! Happy Valentine's wishes to ALL!!!
And tears?... Tears shed in memory of Whitney Houston... an unspeakable loss to all of her musical family... and the thousands of "Hearts"worldwide... broken by the news of her too sudden passing! I was so moved by fellow blogger Dean's tribute at his firstname.lastname@example.org ... both his painted and written eloquent remembrances... that I sat down and penned one of my own to honour and celebrate her life of achievement and her gift of music to the world.
Art... no matter the medium does indeed transcend all human barriers and boundaries. It can often transcend even the darkness and sadness of Death!
Owed to Whitney
Like moths to the flame... some are drawn,
Far too soon they are flown... and are forever gone.
Their gossamer loveliness and fragile souls laid bare,
What remains... is but a scent of the gift that was there.
Minstrels they became... though not out of choice,
Twas their karma to wander... with their message and voice.
Their journeys were fraught... with dangers and pain,
Though they struggled to be free... they surely had to remain.
Fame and fortune seem, at first... to be a gift in return,
To ease the burden they carried... a salve for the burn.
But these gifts oft' are fleeting... and come with a price,
And often when withdrawn... yield to destruction, even vice.
The minstrel may be gone... and Time moves along,
The voice may be silenced... but never the song.
When the soul leaves this existence.. its short journey run,
The gift and its real life... have only begun.
The Peace and the Place... which they only seldom enjoyed,
Is now within reach... just beyond that great void.
The land of Peace that you sought... is now within view,
In the hands of the Lord... please remember that...
"I'll Always Love You"!
God speed Whitney!... and Thank you! May you now finally find eternal Peace... and rest!