Shop » Original Artwork "Corinne"
Corinne is from the series When Wise Women Whisper - a collection of portraits of imagined women, whose wise whipers are caught as a poem.
11.5" x 16.25" Mixed media on watercolour paper (acrylic, ink, coloured pencil and pen)
Unframed, hinge mounted on off white matte board. International purchasers please contact me for shipping costs. Free delivery within Australia.
Set down the worries of the day
in a soft nest of dreams and wishes,
nestled in a safe corner of your heart,
where the brambles grow free and
moss multiplies on ancient rocks -
They’ll be safe there.
Turn your feet toward the clearing.
One step at a time,
let the patch of sunlight
lead you through the tangle of wild growth
until you stand in the open.
The sky is clear,
the sun warms you
with a tumble of golden atoms
each inscribed with your name.
Soak them in.
Spread your arms wide,
lift your face, and drink in the freedom
of this moment.
Your worries are safe.
The bees and birds
are tending them,
bringing worms and sweet nectar
to nourish them, to slake their thirst.
Your dreams cushion them,
take them in like orphans
from a long fought war.
And in that loving embrace,
your worries settle to sleep.
If you stay long enough in the sun
(One more minute should do it)
Those worries will become one with your dreams,
they never really existed