Friday, August 15, 2008

listen soulful serenade

listen soulful serenade
9 x 9 x 3/4 mixed media
copyright 2008 julie king


listen with your heart
to life's melodious sounds
the trill of early morning
when joyful notes abound

listen with your soul
when evening starts to fall
hear whispers of the angels
the loon's first lonely call

listen with wild abandon
when moonlight hits the glade
ah, what a lyrical ballad --
nature's soulful serenade

hello, friends. someone asked me recently if i write poetry to match my art or create art to accompany my poetry. the art almost always comes first but i have been enjoying exploring rhyming words as i collage in preparation for the poem. the above poem started as a little inkling of an idea as i was walking presley in the semi-darkness just a bit ago. my senses were filled with the wonderful sounds of the evening, the beautiful moon and the cool feel of dew on my feet. i was thinking how easy it is to get busy and not notice the beautiful soundtrack provided by nature. so i stopped, breathed in the cool night air, and listened with my heart and soul to night's melody. then i said a little prayer of thanksgiving for my blessed life and the wonders that are ours for the taking . . . if we only stop to listen.



13 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely. Both.

Strider said...

Wonderful poem. Listening with the whole being is about as important as you can get. Very nice.

quaint handmade said...

beautiful collage, poem, and sentiment. we're listening.

NANCY LEFKO said...

wonderful poem and collage....and your post is so true....

LOVELY !!!

willow said...

Pretty collage and pretty poem!

Deb Neerman said...

AWEsome! I'm so in awe of your talent!!

~Hugs!!

Mmm said...

Good thoughts. I was wondering about the poems too so glad you answered that!

Sabii Wabii said...

I'm not too sure how I ended up here. Isn't it fun here in blogland where a woman never has to ask for directions and it's ok to get lost! Beautiful collages...
Terisa

Debbie Egizio said...

Beautiful image and words!! Love your style!!!!

Heather said...

this is so sweet! And i love how one art form inspires another for you, fantastic!~

Dada's place said...

I couldn't agree with you more, Julie. It's so important to stop and listen. To feel the moment. To live in the present. And your beautiful art is here to remind us to that... thank you

Pam said...

Beautiful words! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment recently.I've enjoyed visiting here.

Megan Coyle said...

I love the colors in this one and how the birds look so playful. Wonderful!