On the sounds that stay with us.
Congratulations, Candace! Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem and painting. I remember seeing it many years ago at the Art Institute in Chicago. Do you know the novel by the same name by Willa Cather? If not, I hope you'll check it out. The title was inspired by the painting, which appeared on the original cover.
What a generous post and poem to start the day. Your art is truly lovely also
Absolutely beautiful poem, you tie everything together in such a harmonious, graceful and joyful way.
Thanks for the introduction to the poem and the painting. I will read it again, and look at the painting whilst listening to "The Lark Ascending," by Ralph Vaughan Williams:
that painting brings back memories just cant quite recall except that woman in it always reminded of someone i once knew decades ago eery wonderful
Magnificent! Thank you for this poem by David Whyte and my favorite painting, The Song of the Lark. I found that somewhere ... in a magazine(?) ... decades ago and put it in my scrapbook. As the scrapbook grew and became many, I carefully moved the print to the end to mark the end of my life with the Song of the Lark in my heart. You've opened up a new dimension for that painting with the addition of the poem. So beautiful, Candace. I'm so glad I subscribed to Dandelion Seeds.
Thank you, Candace!
I always look forward to your newsletter. The little bits of art are lovely and comforting. <3
So pretty, little bird!
More beautiful bird song references:
From Robert Browning (which I memorized as a kid):
A Song From Pippa Passes
The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hillside’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn:
God’s in His heaven—
All’s right with the world!
And from Henry Thoreau on the song of the wood thrush:
Whenever a man hears it he is young, and Nature is in her spring; wherever he hears it, it is a new world and a free country, and the gates of Heaven are not shut against him.
Thank you for your beautiful work and generous spirit.