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A Tiny Seed Planted in the Earth

A TINY SEED PLANTED IN THE EARTH By PoeticMeditations A tiny seed planted in the earth May sprout, take root, began to grow And from such lowly, humble birth, Seeks the sun’s life-giving glow. Through no toil or needless pain … Continue reading

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A Grasshopper, a Cricket and John Keats

Finished two more woodblock prints, this time of a grasshopper and a cricket. A set of notecards can be ordered here. As we transition into autumn, here’s John Keats’s meditative and ever-so lovely sonnet, On the Grasshopper and Cricket: ON … Continue reading

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“Before the Storm”

Tried to capture the moments right before a summer thunderstorm. BEFORE THE STORM Rising breeze genuflecting the boughs; Rapidly gathering, ominous clouds; Heavy scent of rain on the wind; Low, heralding rumble of distant thunder Before the heavens rent wide … Continue reading

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Belladonna

While driving around, I happen to see a store sign for “Belladonna Spa”. With my atrocious French, I thought it might mean “beautiful Donna” (belle Donna) or, with my atrocious memory, I thought it might have something to do with … Continue reading

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“Butterfly Dreams”

When the mood strikes, I like to take out my set of watercolors and do a painting of a butterfly. The beauty, color, pattern and symmetry of their wings seems to me the perfect subject for the medium. BUTTERFLY DREAMS … Continue reading

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Robert Frost’s “The Sound of the Trees”

  Another woodblock print, this time of a youngish Robert Frost, and his poem, “The Sound of the Trees.” THE SOUND OF THE TREES Robert Frost I wonder about the trees. Why do we wish to bear Forever the noise … Continue reading

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William Blake’s “To the Evening Star”

  Finished cutting this woodblock of William Blake, printed out the image using a baren, and chose one of my favorite Blake poems to go along with it: TO THE EVENING STAR William Blake Thou fair-hair’d angel of the evening, … Continue reading

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