A Poem for the Garden

 A Rooftop With Flowers



Over in the Garden, Hedgewitch introduced us to artist Joaquin Sorolla.   I love how vivid and bright his work is!   Thanks for sharing him with us~



To quote wikipedia, "Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (27 February 1863 – 10 August 1923) was a Valencian Spanish painter. Sorolla excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works are characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the sunlight of his native land."
 Beached Boats
Girl with Flowers


Spring's green stars open like:
Pinatas, Ostrich feathers and
vintage botanical books

Her children's winged whispers of Dresden blue
floating like opal dust motes
towards funnels of daydream yellow 

...light tickles me awake.

© Ellen Wilson





 





Comments

Very nice!
If the pinata is open, is there candy?
Ella said…
Yes, it is raining candy! What is your fav? ;D
Kay L. Davies said…
There's no getting past the light in his paintings, is there?
A beautiful tribute to a great painter and a beautiful picture, Ella.
K
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Oh I love this poem - and the painting that inspired it........
Mark Means said…
Very nice poem and I like "Beached Boats" :)
Grace said…
I love the light and colors of spring like pinatas ~
Mary Ann Potter said…
Color and light
and
such delight!!!
Melissa Sugar said…
Beautifully written and so full of imagery. Thanks for sharing.
Mary said…
"......light tickles me awake." I love it and think what a wonderful way to wake up!!
hedgewitch said…
This is lovely, Ella, the way you've woven the colors of the painting into your images--I really love the Dresden blue whispers. Glad you enjoyed the challenge, and thanks for sharing with us.
Shelly said…
Loved the paintings with your poem.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly
Susie Clevenger said…
You painted with words the colors in the painting. It is so beautiful.
Michael Di Gesu said…
Beautifully written, Ella.

It's tough to write delicate poetry....
Dave King said…
Love this, it has the feel of s day you've thoroughly enjoyed.
Jinksy said…
That is exquisite. :)
Your poem is magical and dreamy like the painting ... lovely, Ella :)
Kerry O'Connor said…
Gorgeous word choices and images here, Ella. I love both your sets of three and so well-rounded off in the final line.
Mama Zen said…
Your imagery couldn't be more perfect! Love this!
Helen said…
In a poem of lovely lines, the last is perfection!
Yolanda Renee said…
Lovely, especially the yellow flowers and your daydream yellow.

My house is filled with yellow carnations and daffodils!

Nick Wilford said…
Love the splashes of colour in the paintings, and in your poem too! Lovely stuff!
Margaret said…
This whole poem is a dance with the paintings! Wow
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Ella said…
Thank you everyone! I will be back...
My husband wants to show me George Washington that plugged up our washing machine! lol
Melissa Bradley said…
Oh wow, his work is stunning. Thank you for sharing him. And I love, love that verse.
Ella said…
Thank you everyone! :D
YOU all deserve sunshine and rainbows~