Thursday, August 13, 2009

A beautiful still life by Rosemary Sexton's friend Zena.
Who could resist such a painting.

Zena's Truth

I am the plum
inside the apple-plum confection.

I am the word unspoken.

I am the glow beneath
the white rose petal, above its shadow.

I am the sound
between the black and white keys

where the painters live

who paint koi
in the flow of cool water.


  1. The poem and the beautiful painting complement each other. Awesome.Silvia

  2. I agree with Silvia. This poem is lovely and so celebrates Zena - her quiet personality, humor, depth of feeling, painting skills, musical talent ...even her love of travel and the beach. It's all there - and your words flow so delightfully. It is awesome!

  3. The words of the poem bring the painting to life. Simply beautiful.

  4. This is one of those quiet epiphanies we all strive for as writers and so rarely reach . . . what a beautiful moment you've captured here.

  5. I'm glad you all like this painting and poem. What great but simple pleasures we have in life.