Thinking of You

Digital – produced with GIMP

There is a related poem here

And a Song

Iris was featured in M.I.A

Featured in Paintings Modern and Beyond

The poem is here now:

And now I wonder what ever happened
How did we end this way?
What could I have done differently?
Would you have made different choices?

Before you were ever born I loved you
And I cherished you as you grew
We danced and played and sang and
I spent so much time away working
so much time spent in the downward spiral

I loved to watch you—the funniest things you would do
I loved to watch you—how you grew, how very smart you were
I loved to watch you—in the becoming you shew so much promise
I loved to stare into your eyes—to study the iris
Of first your right and then your left eyes
You have always known how to make me cry

And now I wonder what I ever did
That made all of this just happen
Could I have made different choices?
Would you have done anything differently?

Before you were born I was a mad man
I Was proud I was pompous and arrogant
I sang and laughed and danced and
I spent so much time waiting for you to come out
(I loved the baby inside the mama!)
So much time dripping by like condensate of misty fog

I loved to watch you—the funniest things you would do
I loved to watch you—how you grew, how very smart you were
I loved to watch you—in the becoming you shew so much promise
I loved to stare into your eyes—to study the iris
Of first your right and then your left eyes
You have always known how to cut into me

And now I know that all I’ve ever done
Was to make you need to run
The way I accepted you completely
The way you have always wanted to shock me
(Although, you should know by now that you can’t)

And now I wonder how I ever let it come to be
That I would arm you, set you poised, then become the target
And watch the iris of first your right and then your left eyes
As you sink home the truth that you really don’t care
You have always known how to rip me, and you have never held it back

Before you became this apparition I adored you (and I still do)
Before I became the intention of the thrust
Before, we weren’t so much different
Before.

Yet now love, I look hard at the iris,
Of first the left
And then of the right
I see now only steely, crackly, electric intensity
And now I wonder if we’ll ever get past this point
I miss you so
I love you
Daughter!

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Comments

  • MaddyPaddy
    MaddyPaddyover 6 years ago

    Awesome Anthony…love the colours! :)

  • Thank you MaddyPaddy :) I’m glad you like this :)

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • Keith Russell
    Keith Russellover 6 years ago

    wow – would look good really huge.

  • Thank you Keith! I agree :) I’d like to see this on a 1.5M square canvas – that would be cool.

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...over 6 years ago

    WOW!!! Awesome work Tony!!! This looks like it could be a stained glass window!!!!

  • Thank you Julie :) I’d never thought of it in glass, but sure! Thanks so much for adding this to your favorites :)

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • WonderlandGlass
    WonderlandGlassover 6 years ago

    Love it-the depth, the colors, the textures… stunner! I know where this is gonna go…

  • Thank you very much. I appreciate your comments and I’m grateful that you added this to your favorites.

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • helene
    heleneover 6 years ago

    Brilliant compelling work Tony! There’s a great song called Iris by the GooGoo Dolls if you want ready made words you can google it.

  • Wow – Thank you Helene :) I’ll have to look up those words. I think I remember the song :) Thanks for adding this to your favorites Helene!

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • RMonroe
    RMonroeover 6 years ago

    Fantastic piece:)

  • Thank you Robin :) And thanks for adding this to your favorites!

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • Elena C.
    Elena C.over 6 years ago

    very nice!

  • Thank you so much Ellena :)

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • blamo
    blamoover 6 years ago

    A wonderfull journey inside your minds eye ……………. neon connectors

  • :) !!
    Sometimes they pop, sometimes they sizzle, but they are always in action.

    Thanks for having a look! And double thanks for adding this to your favorites. I’m glad you like this :)

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 6 years ago

    Tony,
    I like the way you have captured what one can see in one’s minds -eye. I mean: when you close your eyes, or eye, and see lights and colors moving about, and when you try to track them they slip away. This is what I see. A memory of the vitreous floaters and colors moving about when our eyes are closed. It looks like you have captured it. SEE.

  • Nice! I see just what you mean :) Thanks so much for sharing how your read this :)

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • navybrat
    navybratover 6 years ago

    to date, one of my faves !!!

  • Thank you very much :) – It is nice to meet you. You’ve got some awesome work…

    Thanks too for adding this to your favorites!

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

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