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Then it took away the sky....

Friday, August 12, 2011

A SATURDAY REVERIE

"Fill your heart with art" is her mantra. She paints in all media, but prefers acrylics to oil. because she cannot stand to wait the drying time of oil. Her name is MANON DOYLE, and she is a favorite of mine. Almost all her pieces bear the signature heart. If the soul were visible, Manon would be painting it. (Actually she paints with soul in each of her works!). Be kind to yourself and visit Manon


ONE WEEKEND

we pray
for now is
happy saturday

LIVE!

yet may say
our time
not far away

LIFE!

in dread we said
goodbye again...and yet again.
one will leave, where other led
this time no mother
holding to her breast
only you and I, so blessed!

is it ever now
or never yet
time to rhyme
expressions of

that moment
first we met?

first loved...

dancing blankets of stars
bright-light night—ours.

We love on and on

thine eyes, a reflection
of mine own. soon
rising, traveling tall,
mirrored golden image
glorious moon; all
heaven now watching

we live on

as the firmament
showers upon our
place, joy and radiant
wetness-in-motion.
as we bathe naked
in life's ocean.

and live on and on...

fortunate we, who found
elusive life-meaning
centered around
one word, only one..

(before this briefness I sigh!)
dear friends it is called “love”
you've known it, and so have I!
Love. Peace. Life.

--steveroni

18 comments:

  1. smiles...love her painting and your verse is very nice steve...my fav stanza...

    as the firmament
    showers upon our
    place, joy and radiant
    wetness-in-motion.
    as we bathe naked
    in life's ocean.

    have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Thanks for introducing Manon Doyle to us .Her work is brilliant .Have a wonderful weekend Steve.

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  3. love the painting and love the poem. thank you.

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  4. "dancing blankets of stars
    bright-light night—ours."
    Wonderful line, Steve. Of course, you would find a way to get the nighttime in there. :)

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  5. MAGPIE:
    HAHAHA! You She-Devil, you--grin!

    OCEAN GIRL:
    In a seven-word sentence, you used the word 'love' two times. You see, it IS everywhere and always!
    Thank you....

    KAVITA:
    I'm surprised and grateful that you--one of the four most busy Peeps I know--take time to comment here. I so appreciate your blog-work, as you must know!

    BRIAN:
    Suppose I were living IN that poem, it would be a wonderful weekend. Even so, yesss, it IS wonderful. Thank you for your presence...and comment.

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  6. Hey, Steve
    Just drove to Maine today and I just opened up my blog and saw this!!! You are always so sweet to me!!!! Love the poem ! Thank you, my friend!!!

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  7. Her work is phenomenal and joyful filled with life and spirit and you are too my dear peep!!!

    Thank for this gorgeous poem for Saturday!!! Peace Love and Life to you too!
    xo

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  8. MANON:
    Girl, I just call 'em like I see 'em. By the way, the artist who paints all of your pictures is very pretty! Just sayin'.....
    Maine: Brrrrrrr!

    GABI:
    I am happy a few Peeps 'discovered' Manon's work this weekend. Your recent (several hours ago) entries show YOU to be one endowed with life and spirit. Keep it up, G. You are giving back to the world some happiness...or at least, JOY!

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  9. Wow Steve it's been a while! I haven't seen you around in so long!

    Aaww cute words

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  10. CHICK FLICK:
    Sure I intend to stop in now and then...busy days--and nights...just like everyone. Thanks for dropping by, girl--and Happy belated 18th Birthday!
    LOL!
    PEACE!

    MONKEY MAN:
    Well, I didn't drink, and I didn't die!
    Thank you!

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  11. '...dancing blankets of stars
    bright-light night—ours.

    We love on and on'
    Loving on and on as if there is no end to it, in a whirlwind?

    Oh SteveE these words are so poetic. I love this new blog of yours.And the artist Manon Doyle is a great artist. Lovely heart you both have here.

    EW

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  12. Beautiful painting and verse!

    One word, only one...

    Love <3

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  13. ELIZABETH WILBER:
    Liz...how in the world did you find me here, buried amongst these fine poets, and a few recoverers? I'm glad! You should have a blog. OTOH, maybe you should not. They take up so much of what you do not have:
    T I M E. Thank you for visiting. Please come back. (I DO have an email address, ya know! It's somewhere on here, I never use it, so how would *I* know. hee-hee-hee!)

    JESSIE:
    Awwww! You remembered the "one word". Ya know, I've been told that by numerous Jesuits (smart Peeps!) and other 'women-and-men of the cloth' and philosophers from wayyyy back...and having experienced it --well--daily, there is no doubt in my mind, that is one of the great secrets of the Universe, of Creation itself--which is ongoing of course--grin!

    Thank you for being here. And there!

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  15. My first visit here, and I just loved your header pic. It mesmerizes. The painting here is equally beautiful along with the poetry. What can I say? Your blog looks aesthetically very pleasing, and I love blue.

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  16. your last stanza made me :D. Happy day Stevie E . It is a gorgeous painting.

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