Friday, September 4, 2009


The poem that is written on this is by Eleanor Graham a old book of poetry I found at a old book store.
The piece is done in acrylic on water color paper..The colors of nature and the beautiful words of poetry.
Because you can not read this on the piece.. I am writing it below..
I shall be a mountain stream,
And you will be my bed.
I shall be my own sweet dream
Of things that you have said.
I shall be a story's words,
And you the author of it.
I shall be the flight of birds,
And you the sky above it.
I shall be the swaying wheat,
And you the wind that blows;
And we shall find each other, sweet,
In everything that grows.
What matter if my youth should fade,
Or if your step should falter?
The pattern of our love is made
On lines that never alter.
Eleanor Graham 1944
May you all have a great Labor Day weekend..
May you always dream in color.


artquest1 said...

I have just (accidently) stumbled upon your blog, and it is delightful! I have not had time to wander through it extensively as yet, but I must say I am greatly impressed with the quality, insight and depth of both your visual pieces and your writing. I especially enjoy the way you make little distinction between the arts.

I am in the process of writing a book on accessing art and inspiration from within, and to clarify my thoughts as well as to glean insight from others, I have been posting a series of essays. Obviously, with the idiosyncratic nature of Blogger, the essays are posted in reverse.
If you care to stop by, I would be pleased to hear any comments or suggestions you may have.
Best wishes, Bob

Mary said...

Katelen, this is beautiful. I love the colors you chose for this piece, and the poem is lovely. And I agree with the fellow Bob above!! :)


Caio Fernandes said...
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Caio Fernandes said...

beautiful poem ... wonderfull painting .
May you always dream in color ...
Thank you Katelen !!

Janet said...

This piece just takes my breath away! I'm not a huge poetry fan but this is beautiful and your painting....the colors you've just all works together so perfectly. I love it!

Jasmine said...

Such a beautiful poem. I am visiting today for the first time. I love your painting of the raven below and your number 3. I like deeper meanings, hidden sentiment and symbolic nuance. I see that here.

Art, music and poetry give us strength and comfort when we need it and inspiration, energy, food for thought and direction the rest of the time x

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

My weekend was made sweeter by reading this poem and viewing these beautiful colors. Isn't it amazing how a poem has a way of finding the perfect artist?!

Anonymous said...

Love the colours you have surrounded this poem.
Lovely, thank you so much for sharing these words, they are sweet!

Seth said...

Such gorgeous, deep and rich color blocks you have created here!!

willow said...

I stumbled onto some beautiful poetry in an old book of poems I found at a garage sale last week. We must be kindred spirits. Your artwork is lovely. Thanks so much for stopping by Willow Manor tonight!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Thankyou for your visit to my blog. I really enjoyed coming here to see yours. I like your art and the way you are brave enough to let a few simple images speak proudly for themselves without having to surround them with other images. I espeically like that crow and diamond and this poem. Lovely words.

I am sorry to hear your mother is ill. It's precious the time you have now I am sure. God says he won't give you more than you can handle...sometimes I think he has more faith in me than I do lol but he knows more than we do so I try to trust in that. I hope you can too:)

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Nice work. I traveled down the page. There is a resonance here.

Odd Chick said...

the colors you've chosen here are so perfectly toned and beautiful, and the absolutely lovely poem was a real treat for me today....i enjoy your talent and the sharing of your heart

Gallery Juana said...

I like your choice of poem, colors and the composition for this painting. Each part has it's own importance and each part works well with the other.

Beautiful poem too.

Linny D. Vine said...

There is such lovely warmth in your work and in this poem, and yes, dream and live in full color! Happy Labor Day Weekend to you, too!

Renee said...

I love your colours Katelen. This picture is stunning.

Love Renee xoxo