Looking Back

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Looking Back (6″ x 8″ oil on gessoed wood)

An exploration of the ocean and mountains at Desolation Sound. I mentioned in a previous post about the amazing beauty there and I will no doubt continue trying to capture it. So far, I feel Tom’s lovely poem is much more evocative of this magical place.

There are no mountains, nor a sea,
nor any forests, green and deep,
but these that beckon, calling me
to pause within their sheltered keep
like a knight on olden fields
who wanders, fighting, never yields,
but battered on he travels still
seeking peace beside a rill
or stream where might a hart bound by
leaving stillness in its wake,
where the knight may bend and slake
his thirst for beauty where the sky
glows in beauty over trees
below the mountains, by the sea.

image (c) 2019 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2019 TJ Radcliffe

 

 

4 thoughts on “Looking Back

  1. You and Tom make the perfect pairing! (Although, my bet is you already know this!) 😉

    “The mountains are calling and I must go” is a favorite old saying of mine. Oh how true it is. Such wonder is held within their peaks and valleys. Such majestic beauty that leaves me in awe each and every time I behold them. You have captured them so beautifully in your art, as has Tom.

    Thank you for sharing this. You are very gifted. 💚

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