January 10, 2012

Still Drying

I put my face two inches from a Van Gogh painting the other day. This is no softball setup for a remark about zeroing in on your face and how it’s a work of art and all that. This is about the simple fact that browsing around with you turned out to be a worthwhile activity just like the man’s brushstrokes did.

Before cozying up in our graves, skip with me like a lunatic in the parking garage. Be mildly impressed I know a little something about the modern art exhibit. Walk across the fountain with me while security chases others away. We’ll view the grounds in the last of the day’s sunlight.

I confess: In front of the Monet, I ferried off somewhere and whipped up a little color of my own. I stirred up snow from my childhood, blue from your sky, faith in progression, sugar from our kisses and dark earth from the ocean.

I call it Morning in My Life.


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69 comments:

WomanInLove said...

Just loved the imageries created by the conglomeration of words in this post.

Jill said...

Beautiful images here. Just lovely.

Pat Hatt said...

I will skip like a lunatic any day but a parking garage is kind of scary so they cat might stay away.

EcoGrrl said...

There you are, I see you, I see you well. As it should be, as it is. Que sera, sera. (this made me smile my little smile of recognition - how somehow I already know you?)

Birdie said...

your 'Morning in My Life' sounds wonderful, i read it several times just to savor it more, so beautiful, there is such a lightness, playfulness, joy, exactly how love is supposed to be :-) & i like the title as well :-)

Timon said...

Wonderful image.

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Anne Gallagher said...

I know nothing about modern art, but I do love Monet. And blue from the sky and dark earth from the ocean sounds lovely.

I don't know why or how I lost you, but I've found you again and I'm so very glad.

Happy New Year.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Beautiful image with a morning in your life

Jax said...

Love this piece! I was wondering when we get to read some more of your master pieces. I love the message behind the skipping like a lunatic at the parking garage line. It made me smile...and I now have a sudden urge to skip. Actually, to skip in heels :) hahaha

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Betsy said...

very cool up close like that.

I love how you can get so much from something.

and your way with words...amazing.

Joshua said...

I was able to get up close to some Van Gogh when it was here in Atlanta. It was amazing. I just wanted to touch it. And I could have, but I didn't. I think I should have, but I didn't.

ds said...

Beautiful. I read it as a prose poem, and love especially the final paragraphs. Thank you.

Wine and Words said...

*smile*. Back to the Ed I first met. I have to smile. It makes me happy. After meeting you however, I giggle at the vision of you skipping. You don't seem like a skipping kinda guy, my tall lanky friend. But heck...I'll skip with you! I've already been labeled a lunatic. May as well act it.

Claudia said...

now from my childhood, blue from your sky, faith in progression, sugar from our kisses and dark earth from the ocean...oh those are the painting of life..aren't they...

Brian Miller said...

smiles...nice ed...this is def got some underlying sizzle to it...and some fantastic imagery...like the playfulness in it as well...

Susie Clevenger said...

All of us should have those spontaneous moments where we throw off convention..Just live in the moment and grab all the joy we can...love the imagery you painted with your words and your painting.. snow from my childhood, blue from your sky, faith in progression, sugar from our kisses and dark earth from the ocean.
I had my own moment with Van Gogh and although I didn't paint on canvas he inspired me to paint with words...His painting Starry Night gave me Winter Stars Blind

Ed Pilolla said...

i wanted to touch the painting, too, joshua. then from an angle i saw there was glass over it, which i would not have believed when i was leaning into it, ironically. the photo is starry night. i saw irises, but didn't bring my camera. no loss, as having a camera with me puts me in psycho photo mode:) google images come in handy that way, and starry night is one of my favs.

i can skip, annie. and skip well. i'm full of manly traits that way:)

Gloria said...

I love Vangoh but make feel sad:)

DWei said...

On my bucketlist is to view at least some famous paintings one day.

Bernie said...

Fantastic!.......:-)Hugs

Deb Kirkeeide said...

all the makings of your own masterpiece!

What Gee thinks... said...

I just had to read this through a few times. I visited the Van Gogh exhibit at the Art Institute when it was here several years ago and it was magical.

Your story was airy and romantic, almost like a dream. Thanks!

Mary said...

Beautiful post, Ed. Makes me want to visit an art exhibit....today!

Nicole Ducleroir said...

Love getting new perspective -- literally and figuratively -- by moving in for extreme close-ups. I'm a huge fan of Georgia O'Keefe's work for this very reason. Thanks so much for the follow on my blog. I'm going to enjoy reading more from you!

Ben Ditty said...

Oh my, oh my. I have a huge obsession with Van Gogh. His paintings, his words, his life. I even wrote a short play with him in it.

ayala said...

Ed, love the morning in your life. Also you had me at Van Gogh and Monet which I just love!
Sounds like my kind of morning :)

Victoria said...

I relished this, Ed, as a museum addict. The conversational tone worked really well and I love the colors and textures. Great love poem. The 2nd stanza was my favorite.

Daydreamertoo said...

Wowweee, what a fabulous picture you also painted Ed. Loved all of the images you painted for us. I would have wanted to touch it too, to feel it's textures, lines, but, if everyone did that there'd soon be no paint or canvas left to touch but big holes worn into it. Loved all of this so much! Love brings out the best in us. :)

That gentleman's lady said...

Love love love love love the line starting "I stirred up snow...." So many vivid and colourful images come to mind :)

Indigo said...

Ah, my favorite thing to do - skip through life and stretch the boundaries whenever possible. This sweet friend left me with a huge smile. (Hugs)Indigo

Anonymous said...

Um, awesome.

I love that closeup; if I could ball myself up inside a paint-texture mountain, I would find myself whole and at peace.

Love this line: "Before cozying up in our graves, skip with me like a lunatic"

~Shawna
http://rosemarymint.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/crux-matter/

oceangirl said...

It is really wonderful when you have someone to explore the world together.

Missy said...

You have quite a way with words! Glad to have come over to visit today.

thewordbar said...

beautiful words to compliment beautiful art..
lynne

Yvonne Osborne said...

I love this, especially the last paragraph. No better way to while away the time than in the company of artists and art. And see... you just proved it.

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful art, beautiful words! I have a great image in my head! Thanks Ed ;o) Have a great one!

New End Studio said...

Fountain splashing and skipping, it
should be a yearly requirement. Love the prose.

hedgewitch said...

A good love poem is better than a satisfying meal--in fact, it *is* a satisfying meal, so thanks for feeding the hungry. Esp in that final stanza.

Sheila Moore said...

fantastic prose-poetry! Every stanza is delicious.

My Inner Chick said...

**** I stirred up snow from my childhood, blue from your sky, faith in progression, sugar from our kisses and dark earth from the ocean****

dear, ed,
I think I'm in Loooove. Xxx

jbchicoine said...

...I do so enjoy reading your poetry...:)

Marbles in My Pocket said...

An intriguing thought, looking at a painting from that close. I can see where it might inspire some wild thoughts. Very entertaining write!
http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/the-sun-came-up-again-4/

Patricia said...

Ed, this is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Sagittarian said...

The art you've painted here is so meaningful, every strokes here tells something. That's the mind of an artist, even without words, just a stroke of your brush can create an imaginary art, great sharing:) Thanks a lot!:)

Aporia said...

I think we were married in another life. Not this one, but perhaps the one before.

Katherines Corner said...

Ed, this is terrific, loved it. Hugs

forgetmenot said...

Your words jump off the page and paint their own pictures with the imagery they evoke--lovely piece of work. It was fun reading other bloggers' comments too--you are quite popular and well thought of!!! Thanks for your nice comments on my post--always glad to have you stop by. Mickie ;)

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I can really see this! Sooo beautiful.

david francis barker said...

Beautiful, just love this.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That looks so cool up close.

I have a thing for close up photography, especially the abstract.

Jill Kemerer said...

Funny, I've been on an art kick lately. I visited a fabulous exhibit at Toledo Art Museum with contemporary artists. Art is good for the soul. I've never thought of focusing close-up on one small section of a masterpiece. Thanks for the idea!

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

Morning in my life! Wow :) Lovely!

LynNerdKelley said...

Beautiful post, Ed. I'm an adult and still skip at times, swing on a children's playground. It's fun, no matter how old we are. When my grandkids are old enough to do these things with me, I won't look like such a space cadet! Haha!

K9friend said...

Love how you made those splashes of color real and substantive.

Pat
Critter Alley

Movies on my Mind said...

'tis cool

Tracy said...

And what a dazzling morning, Ed... I've had this up while working today, and been coming back to it. This joyful love story moment makes the toes tingle... It really does! I'm all for skipping, dancing in the sunshine, singing just because... We don't play enough as adults. This reminds me to love deeply, play lightheartedly and wonder in this moment... This you for this gift today. :o)

Stacy Henrie said...

Fabulous, vivid details! That looks super cool close up.

Geraldine said...

Love the colors and textures. I think the name you choose fits perfectly.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Stephanie D said...

Beautiful post! In 2008 I got to see Van Gogh's Artist's Bedroom. The original! I was so overjoyed I started to cry...it's my favorite...so simple yet moving...sigh

Enchanted Oak said...

That "dark earth from the ocean" line is definitely a keeper, Ed.

The Empress said...

Dreamily paused my day for a moment.

Thank you, Ed.

cj Schlottman said...

ed,

great works of art should elicit memories and emotions. i love the way you put it into words.

namaste........cj

Melanie N. Brasher said...

simply beautiful. wow.

Claudia said...

good morning...just thought i'd swing by and say hello...smiles

Ygraine said...

Great Art and Love.
Such a bewitching combination!
I have always longed to dive into a Van Dyke and find my Soulmate there :)

She Writes Here Now said...

I can barely scroll to the bottom of this long list of comments :)! The last stanza and final line were my favorites here.

JeannetteLS said...

I'd say the last lines were my favorite, but only because you artfully, a little madly, but very pointedly led me right to them.

God, I like your blog. You make me want to write songs. Why? I have absolutely no clue, but who the hell cares?

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