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By moonlight,
or starlight,
or in the sun’s bright rays,
I journey,
guiding my way
by keeping
to the light
as best I can.
Sometimes all seems dark,
then I remember
how the poppy turns its head,
follows the sun’s passage across the sky,
then rests in night’s cool shadows,
bowing in thanks
to whatever power
makes the stalk
stand straight and strong,
drawing deep from its roots
a wine dark love.
In moonlight,
the garden glows,
silvering the poppies.
And even by starlight
you can tell
shades of darkness
if you try.
So do not lose heart
when vision dims.
Journey forth
as best you can-
bloom when you are able,
rest when you must,
keep faith,
keep always
towards the light.


davina nicholas, anivad, abstract, featured work

It’s not so much about painting, it’s about creating and interpreting the image of the mind. The result, should be about the feeling it has evoked.

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  • salena
    salenaalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful both painting and poem!!

  • Many thanks Salena:)

    – Anivad - Davina Nicholas

  • herold
    heroldalmost 4 years ago

    I am moved.
    Keep to the light I will.

  • That is always the intention, but it doesn’t always work out like that :)

    – Anivad - Davina Nicholas

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 4 years ago

    I love you abstract art but it is the words that pressed the ‘Fav’ button for me . . .
    Lovely Stuff!! . . .

  • Many thanks Hugh:)

    – Anivad - Davina Nicholas

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    I really love the lower section of this! It looks like a stormy sea! Lots of great movement!

  • That is how I see it too Angie, many thanks for your comment:)

    – Anivad - Davina Nicholas

  • sulaartist
    sulaartistalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you

    – Anivad - Davina Nicholas

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanalmost 4 years ago

    both pieces of work are fabulous Anivad.

  • Many thanks Angela:)

    – Anivad - Davina Nicholas

  • jedidiah morley
    jedidiah morleyalmost 4 years ago

    wild ocean
    calming lips
    is that an angel i see?

  • Not sure….. I can’t see him J:)

    – Anivad - Davina Nicholas

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    wonderful light in this painting and your poem so well writted together a power piece !LIZ

  • Many thanks Liz

    – Anivad - Davina Nicholas

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergalmost 4 years ago

    All my favourite colors. Stunning!


  • Thank you Debra

    – Anivad - Davina Nicholas

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous image and sentiments to match! Wonderful work, Anivad. I love how you described a poppy’s journey. I’ll always think of that and this piece when I see poppies from now on.

  • What a wonderful thing to say about the poppies Dot, thank you for your uplifting comment :)

    – Anivad - Davina Nicholas

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