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climbed a hundred times. they know that special place… time never began. beyond any vision we can imagine… listen. i have yet to have someone listen to me… just having fun | karin taylor I dreamt so of lollipops imploding with colour / that rainbows were hatching from eggs in the cupboards / I noticed the sugar was white and… i wish. i close my eyes… desire …..to heal and be healed, to love and be loved, to accept and be accepted…these are my desires. short poems. the freedom they offer… essence | karin taylor As I wrap my eyes around mankind, the souls of the living and the departed, there is something I see that is imparted, an essence. / Each o… tamarind jelly and the sea / sang to me / one more / salty song / pepper me / with pebbles / now tumble along / tussling shoreward / stumbling north / sh… empty bottles I looked at the bottle and it spoke, / “I am empty, please fill me” / Next, my thoughts went in a variety / of directions, but … my silence. a world where i am free… you. hidden away in my heart ever so close… funny freckles and frizzy hair funny freckles and frizzy hair / passengers admiring stares / a pretty little turned up nose / pink paint on fingertips and toes / morning … i’m done. today i end the pain… doesn’t matter. it’s more than what you are in love with… sneaking up on 60. and friends and lovers who were by no means real… Elephants Only I squinted, peering hard at the sign with the scrawling letters just above the front door of the shop, it said “Elephants Only”… when life disappoints… …life disappoints us when expectations upon another are impregnated with our hopes and dreams, ones own deeper fulfillment is carved … my goals. my tomorrow, never my yesterday… making of the artist. and person is replaced with artist… rejection. those who reject you just for the evidence of reaction… for you. for you and only you… Dear Citizens of the Art, Photography & Wider… Dear Citizens of the Art, Photography & Wider Community on Earth, / I hope this finds you all well, wishing you much aloha. / Since sta… twist. that simple dynamic that we all seek so desperately… I wonder and I marvel at the little things I see I wonder and I marvel at the little things I see / which are the greatest miracles in all reality / the way the wind’s invisible yet … gone. and i miss you… My Broken Spirit Limps My Broken Spirit Limps / An elegy or lament by Karin Taylor after the loss of Basil (my beautiful cat) / 18 March 2014 / My broken spirit l… when I was little…. when I was little….. / I caught and washed all the baby turkeys / I scrubbed them to remove their spots / then laid them all out in a… i love art. i envy a great artist… idle time. when used in such a foul way… Takeaway for Tea Takeaway for Tea by Karin Taylor / (Short poem Inspired by something I spied with my eyes) / At a beach by The Sandbar / where The River me… little us Crystals dripping from your lips / Like dewy little dreamy trips / We ran around the mulberry tree / Little you and little me / Legs and ar… a personal manifesto I don’t know why, but every now and then, usually when in the loo or the shower, I have an overwhelming urge to say something deep. … maze. to one friend and then another… no regrets. wishing things were different… great life. it’s a great life… and it hurts. when ill-tempered and unrehearsed words wound others… my jargon my jargon / my words are dislocated from me as they rise from my throat / syllables expressed through my ability to make sounds they float… salt from the sea Salt from the sea / or paint for me / Salt from the sea / or paint for me / I’ll have them both / or three for tea / I’ll have … slipping away. i now understand what must be done… courage. i have lost some of those qualities… images of you. i record my images of you… a day in the life of an artist The sun warms my chair / at three minutes past two / The palms wave their hands / in a sky of light blue / The clouds sit most gently / at … wait. for each and every one… i age. and my opinions mean less… lost love. i cannot wish upon my dreams… My Impression of Australian Artist Margaret Olley My Impression of Australian Artist Margaret Olley / by Karin Taylor (April 2014) / She had a rapport with things that she saw / They glowed… hate. why is there hate… there is no other one like you oh softly play your strings of gold, upon my sorry soul / soothe away the silver aches, like rivers running gold / sing to stars your lulla… hope. the victory will not be yours… hidden away. sad that you bury so deep… the problem. questioning yourself is not the problem… alone with myself. you can take away my music… shows up. life just shows up… silence. but most of all i love the silence in life… just the girl on a poster something I wrote today / trying to express my feelings… / just a girl on a poster / by karin taylor © July 2013 / life has over… enduring heart On tea tree lakes / unfurling green / a floating pasture waits / wing-ed creatures, fairylike / of friendliness partake / silver meadow mer… how much time? i don’t know how much time there is… fit. who guided us to kindness… at home? and love and hate coexist… 9.11 i want to dream of tomorrows… sunrise. from this we get morning… if. if i were a sighted man… sunflower. that it is just as frail, and as fragile… ask. do you ever sit and dream of what could be?… evil. its opposite and evil twin… my mother. from the woman who tortured my heart as a child… just words. can you paint with compassion… With every breath With every breath / by Karin Taylor 12 Sep 2013 © / With every breath you’re breathing in stardust, / and as you expire, you se… so what? between futility and fate… On Morning’s Cusp On Morning’s Cusp by Karin Taylor / 28 May 2014 (copyright) / On morning’s cusp as dawn breaks heaven’s slumber / I rest… my dad. the greatest friend i ever had… Draw me a Heart Draw me a heart / stained with carmine / enshrined in a garden / of cobalt green / paint the flowers / Egyptian blue / and Chinese purple /… my first epiphany. i can’t believe… silver paper solitude silver paper solitude makes me smile all over you / brown paper elephants no-one can subdue / I think like a waterfall and sink like the su… sick. a slow, debilitating complaint… A recent revelation A recent revelation I’ve had is that I’m a positive person who suffers at times, from debilitating anxiety and depression. Du… see. if i were a blind man… journey. to faces and smiles unknown… love is not dependant on the ‘whether’ love is not dependant on the ‘whether’ / ‘whether’ you’re getting this or that / or ‘whether’ thi… my cat. what a lazy little tart she is… my thank you note my thank you note / by karin taylor / it is morning after mourning / and my soul is refreshed / despite the pain that living brings / my he… out of my mind. silently, to me alone, it speaks… this went on for days and days | karin taylor The moon seemed tired tonight / as I clutched at the starlight / It was the fifth night in a succession / of dark nights populated with ran… awake now my soul I cry like the gull, in it’s haunting archaic language / from the depths of my soul, like the ocean in mourning / the blue swell carr… see. if i were a blind man… my heart, my love | karin taylor my heart, my love, my sweetheart / in all of life / no other has given so much / expected so little / responded with such tenderness / to m… why wait? why silence, when you could protest… selfish act. not enough moments to restore the spoil of my selfish act… and it hurts. funny how misspoken words,,, can. before you can… magical land. i want to take you to a magical land… so anonymous. how do such tiny beasts… A Heavenly Event | Karin Taylor Once upon a time, a tiny silver sparrow with wings of precious metal rested on her elephant friend. She was unable to fly, because the meta… who isn’t next? if next really meant what it seems to mean… Happy Easter | Karin Taylor I rather like Father Bob / cos he’s not a total knob / and I love a lot of people / who are different / I’m a seeker / I like m…
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