Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Poet's View

This is in Ireland when the bus broke down---our little class
had time to do some quick sketching and I added
color to mine back at the hotel. Probably the first scenic
I have ever done that I can recall..but those
patchwork fields demanded it of me and
the poem also begged me to write
it all down--what is happening each
day I am way over there in Ireland.
Before I return home I plan to show
you the poem which I can not think of nor read
without it getting to me...
and so I sat on the ancient stone bench
and started to feel the words..

11 comments:

. said...

Love those fields and the greens (nice mixture of greens you created), sure makes one miss places like that (all the rolling hills and patch fiels).

marancat said...

This is beautiful - and you describe the situation so well. Absolute poetry!

john.p said...

Great landscape! It's so hard to capture a full view like that...and the sentiment.

Dan Kent said...

I thought I left a comment here the other day. It is a beautiful scene --takes me away.

Sandy said...

Lush and lovely and oh how I wish I could visit Ireland. I Can't wait for the accompanying poem.

Phoenix Peacock said...

ooo how stunning to sit down and look at Irish landscape!

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Cheryl Gebhart said...

What a great sketch - hope you'll do more scenes in future.

Maggie Coburn said...

Yay Winna, you're still drawing! Your work is so lovely :)

kazumiwannabe said...

Great drawing. I can feel the place! I'd love to go to Ireland one day, it's not that far from France... Thanks for the opportunity to travel a little with your blog ^^!

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

I really like how you captured the moment...very nice :)

Jutta FaithDance said...

Lovely picture - I was in Ireland last year and enjoyed it too.