Monday, 31 October 2011

I, WHO COULD NEVER SEE YOU

You, who were never angry, seethed silently.
You, who never raised your voice, screamed deafeningly.
You, who never minded, objected strongly.
You, who were gently disposed, knife-twisted artfully.
You, who fed us all, poisoned.
You, who had endless patience, were always too busy.
You, who were so attentive, failed to notice.


('Mother & Child', oil painting by Andrea Tyrimos, www.andreatyrimos.com)
I would like to thank the artist for her kind permission to use her beautiful painting. You are most generous Andrea.

33 comments:

  1. So lovely painting and poem.

    Regards!

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  2. That poem really made me think and speculate. Great words put with a beautiful painting.

    xx

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  3. So beautiful, Penny! Your words and the accompanying picture :)

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  4. very powerful Pen, and I read the last few poems as well, just magnificent... so glad you are not writing them on scraps and discarding them... bravo! xo

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  5. such a beautiful poem and the image fits perfectly! love it!!!

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  6. another very emotive interesting poem that makes us think..thanks for your encouraging comments on my watercolours

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  7. Benign neglect .... Something I hope to outwit, escape and rarely, if ever, commit. Motherhood can be a paradox.

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  8. So sad! Great words Pen, & that painting is lovely xx

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  9. Sometimes we need to get angry than seethe silently.

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  10. i always love your thought provoking words!

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  11. So powerful and so sad, Penny. You are master of the pen!

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  12. Very powerful and beautiful all at the same time.

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  13. Thought provoking, it has me wondering----

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  14. Powerful and provocative, Penny ... .
    your thoughtful comments always make my day :-))

    jjj

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  15. What a great painting! Beautiful!

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  16. Extremely compelling, beautifully crafted poem; I'm there with you. xxxxj

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  17. In answer to your question: I started with water-soluble pastels to give the colours and then overlaid with acrylic paint applied through a stencil. I then moved the stencil slightly and applied another colour of paint over it to give a 3D effect. J x

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  18. Nice articles. I'm just blogwalking and very happy to stop here. And also give you some comment here.

    Dont forget to give us some your comment into my blog too.

    Thanks for share,
    * Rio Prasetyo *

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  19. Beautiful painting and great words, Penny!

    Have a good day!
    Gaby

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  20. beautiful poem and lovely portrait!

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  21. Amazing poetry, not always easy to find, so I look forward to more reading...
    Best, Patti

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  22. Thought-provoking poem to accompany a beautiful image.

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  23. Thank you, Pen, for your very affirmative comment. You are too kind!

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  24. What and incredible poem. such moving words. Your poetry is excellent
    hugs June

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  25. your quote reflects my attitude to life and art..I practise practise practise like you do with your astounding poetry 'Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake' ~ Marie Beyon Ray. Thanks as ever for your great comments

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  26. Pen, thank you for the encouraging comments. I wish I lived closer so you could attend. I am now developing an artist's journal class to teach at the local recreation center. Amazing how all of this is happening at once! I guess the universe just said "It's time."

    Your poetry is SO GOOD. Are you still doing art, too?

    Julia

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  27. It was lovely this morning to be ab;e to take time and read your blog now that I a settling back in at home and not on the run.
    Your words are so strong Pen and there is such a power in the succinctness of your ideas.
    Thanks for visiting and for your encouragement. Feels overwhelming getting my head around making something out of all the input i gathered... so i appreciate your words,
    Sophie

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  28. when I read this poem, my breath stopped for a minute.
    To put these words with the painting - masterful.

    Your writing is magnificent and I am so glad to find it.

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  29. The portrait, so tender. The poem, so bluntly honest, it cut right to the bone. My mom started out like the image and ended up like your words. Amazing. Startling. Brilliant. Peace, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/preparations-busy-lady-a-barlette/

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