Bartok and Turner at Play

The world  is wearing mist today,
my eye an impressionistic lens,
my ear attuned.

A watercolor shimmer
of sights and sounds
keeps the seasons out of reach,

an abstract masterpiece
as early twilight lures the muted sounds
of wood and brook

and there a firefly’s
flickering  lantern glows,
perhaps in hopes of rendezvous

or maybe humanitarian,
its goal to light the way
of winding paths.

Looking for summer
we find a changing season,
a hesitation,

an anticipation..

 

Sun Setting Over a Lake / JMW Turner

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6 comments

    • Dee,

      Thank you! I was listening to the Bartok music and looking out the window.
      There was a kind of misty look and it made me think of Turner’s paintings.
      This was born.

      Sarah

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  1. Hi Sarah

    What could be more perfect than strains of Bartok’s music and Turner’s landscape to quietly enter nature’s scene at twilight. You capture both in the music of your own impressions and language. I love the serene mood this conveys and the subtle echo of hope in these lines —

    and there a firefly’s
    flickering lantern glows,
    perhaps in hopes of rendezvous

    or maybe humanitarian,
    its goal to light the way
    of winding paths.

    Looking for summer
    we find a changing season,
    a hesitation,

    an anticipation

    With hope and faith, we can always anticipate the best, the light of something new and vibrant. This is truly lovely!

    Thank you,
    much enjoyed!
    Wendy

    Like

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