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Peaceful, Not Forgotten by Flynnthecat

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She rests among the mosses
A shrine of wood and wishes
In this quiet sunlit forest
She is peaceful, not forgotten.
a dryad-treestump maiden, who twisted into place,
my pencilling too messy, so wood flowed round her face.
And grasses grew around her, and roots twisted round her wrist,
and from the slender sapling behind her, rose a girl of leaves and mist.

I rather liked the concept and the curvy way she posed,
so as soon as the tablet was mine again, a sketch on the screen arose…
It wasn’t quite abstract or anime, nor a gentle blushing bride
and so out of wood I carved her and let the paint decide,

And the leaves spread out around her, as I sprinkled and I spun
And brown and green around her, the trees grew one by one.
The steps I saw quite clearly, but the details made me yawn
So I looked up ruins and flung dabs, until perspective was born.

And moss and sunlight gathered and layers flowed and split
And the hours flew silently by, until I was forced to quit.
But the quiet woodland waited, and the headless idol watched
Until I woke this morning and added bark metallic and notched…

And the trees sprang up behind, and the flowers crept over the steps
And the sun lanced through the trees and everywhere shadows crept…
Roses of orange and yellow were added on a whim
and in the offering bowl lies a lily blurred and dim.

’Til at last I could not deny her, she had to have a head,
Although I tried to distract her by painting her fingers instead.
The shiny coins didn’t sway her, and empty was this wood,
until I shaped her a face and swept over her a hood.

Then sprouted a few last flowers, and a twisting thorny vine
Along the lowest terrace, its thorns as dark as wine
But I’ve worked on this seven full hours and new ideas have grown,
So posting and moving on now, before my muse has flown.


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  • helene
    heleneover 5 years ago


  • Bill Proctor
    Bill Proctorover 5 years ago

    This rather reminds me of a forest I walked through in N.Z. It was on the Routburn Track. Beautiful art and writing !

  • Marny Barnes
    Marny Barnesover 5 years ago

    Not only an artist but a poet too!!!!!!!!
    Wicked I love the atmosphere of this!!!!

  • linda858100
    linda858100over 5 years ago


  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 5 years ago

    Such beauty, I want to be there right now!!!!

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonover 5 years ago
    Excellent work!creative and imaginitive,love this one.insts favkm.
  • Monkee
    Monkeeover 5 years ago

    wow.. very lucid picture! ;o)

  • Cathleen Tarawhiti
    Cathleen Taraw...almost 5 years ago

    Congratulations, this is featured on the New Zealand Made group homepage :)

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-almost 5 years ago

    Wow, so very beautiful!

  • Anton Gorlin
    Anton Gorlinover 4 years ago

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