When Roses Bleed... by Jay Taylor

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“As gentle tides go rolling by
Along the salt sea strand,
The colours blend and roll as one
Together in the sand.
And often do the winds entwine,
Do send their distant call:
The quiet joys of brotherhood,
And love is lord of all.

The oak and weed together rise,
Along the common ground.
The mare and stallion, light and dark,
Have thunder in their sound.
The rainbow sign, the blended flower,
Still have my heart in thrall.
The quiet joys of brotherhood,
And love is lord of all.

But man has come to plough the tide:
The oak lies on the ground.
I hear their fires in the fields;
They drive the stallion down.
The roses bleed both light and dark,
The winds do seldom call.
The running sands recall the time
When love was lord of all." – The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood, Sandy Denny

Original art by Jay: Taylor

Acrylics and acrylic mediums on 15cm x 21cm 150gsm smooth sketching paper. Original £150.00 plus shipping – jay@jaytaylor.co.uk

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Featured in ‘Best of Show’ on the Painters’ Universe homepage 21/01/2011


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An expressionistic, exploratory artist, I create without restraint or intent. I am a passionate advocate of natural learning, and this organic approach informs all of my work, giving my creations their vibrancy and spontaneity. An abiding love of nature keeps me going when my rather warped sense of humour fails. Above all, I reject the dysfunction and pain our culture perpetuates. More of the same is of no interest to me. I say “YES” to that which is life-serving: let a new paradigm emerge!

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  • harleysmom
    harleysmomalmost 4 years ago

    ugh…amazing. love the pinks and rose colors so much..and the swirleys..

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 4 years ago

    This is absolutely beautiful!!!! Great colors and wonderful layering work!!!!!

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinalmost 4 years ago


  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergalmost 4 years ago

    Nice work Jay.


  • Theraneand
    Theraneandalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Jay!

  • Leila A. Fortier
    Leila A. Fortieralmost 4 years ago

    How GORGEOUS~~~

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanalmost 4 years ago

    Incredibly gorgeous work Jay and the poem is so beautiful :))

  • Anivad - Davina Nicholas
    Anivad - Davin...almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful and an instant favourite!

  • salena
    salenaalmost 4 years ago

    So very beautiful Jay!

  • Lynn Moore
    Lynn Moorealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful and the title makes it a bit dark.

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