Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Primavera... The Awakening

This rich moment in the year has always triggered a sense of Hope and Purpose for me. It marks renewal and the much anticipated release from the icy grasp of winter. The woods are filled with magical sounds... sights and smells. All the world is alive. How can one not celebrate the marvel of this season!

Here is a rather eclectic "gathering" of my spring word thoughts this year. Let's call it prose for the lack of a better word. I offer with it a visual tribute which celebrates it in my other "tongue" for your enjoyment.


Scarcely is the the sugar rush emptied from the bush
When new life emerges everywhere.
Gone is the the drab tawniness the lingering leafy remnants of fall,
Strewn half hazardly... helter-skelter,
Their once radiant glory now long gone...
The woodland awakening begins.

Magically... almost mystically, the drabness is pierced here and there
By slight green fingers ever reaching upward.
Seeming to grasp for the sun itself ,
In open places, cradled shaded spots neath pine and oak,
Spreading their broad three leafed emerald loveliness...
To form rolling blankets of green.

Thousands of three petalled habits nod gently in unison
Nudged ever so gently by the playful spring breeze.
Presided over reverently by the cardinals of their order and creed.
Perhaps my Romanticism gets the better of me,
And my imagination makes me the fool to think thus...
A cathedral beyond compare.

But today I covet the simple sanctity and peace
That this woodland congregation share.
Not concerned about their brevity of bloom,
Nor possessions, nor any earthly care,
Content only to feel cloistered in the warmth of each other's presence during their short days...
A full season without complaint.

Happy Spring... and Good Painting... to ALL!

"A Tribute to Trilliums... and Spring" - a triptych - oil on three canvases 44 x 16 inches


  1. You are a master at triptychs, Bruce. Always so perfectly aligned and lovely.

  2. Good sunny morning to you Sherry!... Thanks for dropping by and leaving this nice sentiment!

    Spring inspires us all... uplifts the human spirit!

    Happy Spring!
    Warmest regards,

  3. Hi Bruce, "A Cathedral beyond compare" sums it up well I think. We are only getting intermittent opportunities to "worship" at the moment. A bit of green is appearing on the trees, and there are signs that young birds are hatching out. The sun is much warmer now when it shines as well, but we had hail showers yesterday! Ah well, summer will be all the sweeter when it arrives!

    All the best,

  4. Good afternoon Keith!... Spring is in full swing here in Rockport... and the greening is filling every corner of the village... and the flowers and birds fairly burst with response to the new warmth and the tempo of this magical season.

    Again... we are much on the same page in our personal... artistic and spiritual journeys. We are greatly blessed...

    Happy Spring Keith and Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  5. I thoroughly enjoyed your word picture! It is a magic time. Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes.

  6. Thank you Lisa ... for your visit... and for your comment on my "word picture". How appropriate a description!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,