Pele's Island (Fire in the Sky) by jyruff
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light in the sky burning my eye
land turns black from its burning attack
last light laughs as I strain to see
night claims the sky
telling me

fire in the sky
burns my eye

melting smoke of black can obscure
the on slot of earth that night provides
can still come to coax
this daily/nightly hoax

cooking the sky like burning toast
I see my eye from coast to coast

another kind of time, when
things were so different
No Earth, no Sun if you forgive the pun

No planets, no stars,
no minds like ours
with eyes that see
what fire does to me

sets me free to think
of a time oh so long ago

when there was no time
no gravity
no rhyme

No space , no distance
no numbers , no words
no books or looks from Google friends to text you
no fashion or passion from any incoming eye
to tell you about the passion in the sky

So is it real? or just a lie?
Was there a time, before time?
Before even the black
when fire burns the sky

in the flash of an instant
I tell you no lie

there once was a moment
when

Fire Was the Sky


Pele's Island
by jyruff

Last light hitting the wave in a hidden cove In Big Island, Hawaii,turns the sky on Fire, scattering light reflections on the beach and rocks. This is a 16″ × 20″ fine art seascape oil painting – original hand painted by Hawaii seascape artist Joseph Ruff. re: Pele, Hawaiian Goddess of fire (often taking the form of a beautiful maiden on fire with flames for hair) and lava, credited for the formation of the Islands(and all land masses)

Hawaii Seascape artist Joseph Y. Ruff. Seascapes in oils on st
retched 3x primed canvas.

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  • salena
    salenaalmost 4 years ago

    Paradise my friend – pure paradise♥

  • raw nature is a very powerful addiction no matter where you are, thanks my lovely,aloha from paradise.

    – jyruff

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful, colourful painting !!!

  • thanks,George, been putting reply in comment box ,sorry it’s late

    – jyruff

  • jyruff
    jyruffalmost 4 years ago

    I kept the colors here pure and pretty raw because it helps to convey the primitive and raw nature of the volcanic islands. Also, these colors tend to muddy easily when over worked. thanks,glad you like it,joseph.

  • edy4sure
    edy4surealmost 4 years ago

    Talk about power in colors! This my friend is it!! :)

  • thanks, edy4sure, left colors pretty raw, seem to compliment volcanic Island Ideal

    – jyruff

  • jyruff
    jyruffalmost 4 years ago

    Glad to hear the power in color statement. Primitive, volcanic, lava ,island,raw, pure nature, pure color are all the things I kept in my head while doing this, draw back is its almost too raw and not very realistic. But I’m glad the point I wanted to make came through. josep.

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    moody and oh so wonderfullty painted !Liz))

  • thanks eoconnor , I thoughtmaybe I left it a little to rough, but people seem to like it.(I don’t think my other replys made it to you because I’ve been using the comment n not reply. sorry.

    – jyruff

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 4 years ago


    May 31st, 2011

    SEE YOUR WORK IN THE PERMANENT FEATURED GALLERY
    SEE ONGOING CHALLENGES
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated
    Mary

  • thanks Mary, hope your having a great day. I feel good now .you get this now not 3 wks late Take care

    – jyruff

  • salena
    salenaalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! – So well deserved♥

  • love ur new piece

    – jyruff

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 4 years ago

    Congrats on feature joseph
    Cheers Neil

  • Thanks, Neil, aloha

    – jyruff

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble! Wonderful!

  • I always like to hear those kind words coming from you. Thank You, rocamiadesign.

    – jyruff

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