Tuesday, 10 September 2013

stone walls, waterfalls and butterflies

after he left
in a barrage of adamant ambiguities,
as to her role
in his decision to depart,

she took
to painting watercolors
in teary, broken brush strokes. 

ethereal florals:
fluttering  against stone walls – 

her art:
a reflection, it would seem,

of how her love flowed

and stopped
– or went around – 
the immutable.

until one day she found,
in the airy, light,
serene, untroubled calm
he left behind –

to her surprise,

she had started
painting waterfalls
and butterflies.
  
photo:  Rock Quarry Garden in Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver BC (stone walls, mini waterfalls and butterflies included) - W. Bourke

© 2013 Wendy Bourke

2 comments:

  1. Lovely.

    to her surprise,

    she had started
    painting waterfalls
    and butterflies

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  2. Thanks, Janet. I do think that the creative process is impacted (often metaphorically, impacted) by our state of mind.

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