While summer is nearing the end and school is starting for children, I can't help feeling a bit melancholy. Maybe this is why I started the new series, Butterfly Kisses. Butterflies have inspired countless fine artists and poets. Here are some of my favorite poems to accompany my new pieces.
|"Golden Summer" acrylic on paper, 12" x 9"|
I've watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! - not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!
~William Wordsworth, "To a Butterfly"
|"Summer Charms #2" acrylic on paper, 12" x 9"|
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
|"Yellow with August" acrylic on paper, 9" x 12"|
|"Monarch and Lavender #1" acrylic on paper, 9" x 12"|
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.
~Robert Frost, "Blue-Butterfly Day"