Abstract Painting

A craggy cove of Irish green and spray

Rome’s sun-washed marble plazas and diminutive espressos

But before that, shiny copper toes and nose of Bremen town musicians

Jerusalem’s crookedy paths, coaxing vendors, spice mounds

Piercing glacier breeze in Swiss Alps, milk chocolate bars on chewy bread

Acres of rainbow fields below sea level and pristine curtain-less Dutch windows

Mediterranean, Aegean, Irish, Baltic, Galilean, Dead Sea waters splashed throughout

Southern Cross, Iguazu Falls, mandioca, churrascaria

Syrupy, flaky baklava and two bald brother hills of Mars and the Parthenon

The fish wife in Waterford, children with shining eyes reaching for ice creams

My Polish mom who fussed me soup and heard my silent tears and kissed me quiet

Neighbors who regaled me with stories of feeding cats and shutting the courtyard gate.

Caption:

Place and people

Splashed color

Flung texture

And the ring of the globe

Circling its frame.

6 thoughts on “Abstract Painting

  1. Just beautiful!
    The painting and the words.

    Would you be willing to share the mediums… I think my art students would love a project like this.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Uhhh that’s so beautiful! All those words chosen…I don’t even understand them all and yet my heart hurts somehow with the beauty Thank you.

  3. The line “splashed color” reminds me. 🙂 I didn’t get to chat with you at Teachers’ Week….but I noticed your colorful glasses. They are So You! Yay for color!

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