Saturday, October 23, 2010

Painting is Poetry is Painting!

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, 
& Poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. 
~Leonardo da Vinci
 I curiously watch a spider crawl up my leg
How is it you still do not have wings?
 Wouldn’t you like to fly?

 As free as the hawk?   
 With one stroke I dust him away.
Fin
Epilogue  

 Brush away the spider 
Darn little creepy crawly thing
It bit me any way!
There’s nothing more to do, except to say, come play 
photo credits; #1 smashingmagazine, #2, 4, 9 rodneysmith, #3, 5, 6,joanny, # 8 fffound

26 comments:

  1. OMG - These are just beautiful work - My favorite is the first one - I think it's stunning - Well done

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  2. I didn't know da Vinci said this. Interesting! The firt picture is my favourite-great!

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  3. A lot nice pictures Joanny, again my compliments for that.

    Greetings and the whishes for a lovely sunday.

    Joop

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  4. I have always loved that quote from Da Vinci. Eventhough it is set in prose, it is poetry. There is always a raw passion that comes across in your pictures and words. An unleash of the vital forces of nature in sync with the human sensibilities.

    I always await your picture-posts-poems.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  5. It’s always a pleasure
    to see such a Wonderful Work
    good creations

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  6. how serene just to watch him climb, undisturbed...imagine the confusion after getting brushed away...hey wait a second, i was just...

    my 160

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  7. Great blog, pictures and texts!! Just love it! :-)

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  8. Great blog, pictures and texts. I really love it!!

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  9. Perhaps we cannot fly either... yet we weave incessantly...

    Perhaps we are more like the spider than we wish to admit.

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  10. O Dear!What a naughty spider that was!

    Spider bites can be poisonous. Be careful!

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  11. What a pleasure your work is to read. Creative and clever. (I found it on the Poets United blogroll.)

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  12. The spider bit you? I've never been bitten by a spider. Spiders are my friends.

    Love the DaVinci quote.

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  13. agree,

    lovely word play.
    apt 160.

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  14. It's a pleasure to visit your blog Joanny. So much beauty in words and pictures.
    I must say I've fallen for the first picture here, beautiful colors and creation.

    Wishing you a nice week:)

    Greetings from Berit.

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  15. This is wonderful! I love the DaVinci quote -- it sets the stage nicely for what follows.

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  16. This is breathtaking work - a lovely 160! I would perhaps quibble with da Vinci inasmuch as to say that the best paintings are felt as well as seen, and the best poems, seen as well as felt...

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  17. I found you via Monkey Man. Your gorgeous images, especially the close up of the spider and quote made me sigh and smile*!*

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  18. I love how you integrate visual art with poetry. Nicely done, Joanny.

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  19. Fun thoughts and great images--not so many brave enough to just sit and watch a crawler on the leg...

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  20. Great images tied together by the string of words... love it.

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  21. every visit to your blog is a delightful experience, joanny. i had fun reading this post. lovely as always!

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  22. Oh man, I kept looking for the spider on her leg in the picture (I am VERY literal). Ick! Great post though! As always I love the pictures (aside the buggy ones). :)

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  23. So beautiful! All I would have been able to compose is a hissy fit.

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