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The essence of…

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2015 by Mj Rains

What I love about Gustav Klimt’s Art is this essence of…something sad, or forgotten, what is not there at all…even in a kiss there is a hold, a longing, a seeking to keep what longs to be gone… and golden tears…

Update: Image features The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, one of my favorite paintings, and Freya’s Tears by Anne Marie Zilberman, who is clearly inspiring!

They try to say what you are…

Posted in Art, Rumi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2014 by Mj Rains

Ambergris Smoke by John Singer SargentThey try to say what you are, spiritual or sexual?
They wonder about Solomon and all his wives.

In the body of the world, they say, there is a soul
and you are that.

But we have ways within each other
that will never be said by anyone.   ~Rumi

Image: Ambergris Smoke by John Singer Sargent

A flower is only as pretty as its petals…

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2013 by Mj Rains

flower-of-lifeNobody sees a flower–really–it is so small it takes time–we haven’t time–and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

Missing Mad Men…

Posted in Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by Mj Rains


mad men bettyMissing Mad Men, my favorite show on TV. Found this incredible painting which reminded me…(click for artist link).

From the garden

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2012 by Mj Rains

Come, my beloved
consider the lilies.
We are of little faith.
We talk too much.
Put your mouthful of words away
and come with me to watch
the lilies open in such a field,
growing there like yachts,
slowly steering their petals
without nurses or clocks.
Let us consider the view:
a house where white clouds
decorate the muddy halls.
Oh, put away our good words
and you bad words. Spit out
your words like stones!
Come here! Come here!
Come eat my pleasant fruits.

~ Anne Sexton

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