Monday, July 30, 2012

Bring Me the Sunset in a Cup

Bring me the sunset in a cup

by Emily Dickinson

Bring me the sunset in a cup,
Reckon the morning’s flagons up
And say how many Dew,
Tell me how far the morning leaps—
Tell me what time the weaver sleeps
Who spun the breadth of blue!

Write me how many notes there be
In the new Robin’s ecstasy
Among astonished boughs—
How many trips the Tortoise makes—
How many cups the Bee partakes,
The Debauchee of Dews!

Also, who laid the Rainbow’s piers,
Also, who leads the docile spheres
By withes of supple blue?
Whose fingers string the stalactite—
Who counts the wampum of the night
To see that none is due?

Who built this little Alban House
And shut the windows down so close
My spirit cannot see?
Who’ll let me out some gala day
With implements to fly away,
Passing Pomposity?

I found this wonderful poem and thought it fit well for this painting.  The painting underwent a bit of alterations as I thought it was too structured with divisions across.
Yellow by Nancy Blum
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Orange by Nancy Blum

Some more redos lately, as I felt these 2 paintings needed a bit more!  (so much for my Less is More post!)

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