Tuesday, September 23, 2008

sing a joyful song
torn paper mixed media collage
9 x 12 x 3/4 solid aspen
copyright 2008 julie king


no matter the weight or the stress of the day
if raining or snowing or blustery spray
there's always a song to lighten the spirit
just open your heart and surely you'll hear it

it's there in the whisper of soft aspen leaves
the sighs of a child as he gently breathes
a lullaby hummed as the raindrops fall
a symphony of crickets as evening calls

syncopated rhythm of children's feet
the hiss of the radiator's blast of heat
whirling cacophony of the subway train
far off hum of a passing plane

you alone can choose to hear
what you want in the sounds so near
make of it a waltz or rock song
just be sure to sing along

sing a joyful song, my friend
make it happy from start to end
let your heart sing loud and free
a carefree, melodic symphony


7 comments:

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

What a great post and picture! Your work is so good! I always enjoy popping over and seeing your art. Some day tell us about how you got started doing your art.

cindy : quaint said...

when i first saw the collage i thought the flowers had faces - it is a beauty. and, i always love, love your poems. you are multi-talented, julie.

Jenn said...

This is GORGEOUS Julie!
I love the colors and the sweet little birdies:):)
Happy day to you! xoxox

Jackie said...

two lovely pieces..the collage and the poem.

Strider said...

Very nice post...and good advice!

Connie said...

Everything you do is always lovely. Absolutely lovely.

Peace & Love.

Donna said...

Oh how pretty!

~Donna