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Lone Watchman of a Lifeless Land. by Lynne Haselden

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Excerpt from:
The Upas Tree
by Aleksandr Pushkin.

Deep in the desert’s misery
Far in the fury of the sand,
there stands the awesome Upas Tree
lone watchman of a lifeless land.

The wilderness a world of thirst,
in wrath engendered it and filled
its every root, every accursed
grey leafstalk with a sap that killed.

Dissolving in the midday sun
the poison oozes through its bark,
and freezing when the day is done
gleams thick and gem-like in the dark…..

This is actually nowhere near the desert, it is a pic of a leafless tree in Glen Innes Auckland New Zealand, with a few woody layers and a rotated inverted layer of forest in the background. Oh – imagination is such a wonderful thing. :)
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desolate, dream, fire, new zealand, orange, red, silhouette, textured, tree, yellow


  • marcwellman2000
    marcwellman2000about 5 years ago

    ooooooo… this!!!!

  • oooooooooo……thankyou! Just doodling around. :)) Lynne

    – Lynne Haselden

  • marcwellman2000
    marcwellman2000about 5 years ago

    KEEP DOODLIN’!!!!!!!!

  • I WILL! :)))

    – Lynne Haselden

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 5 years ago

    lovely work

  • Thankyou Antanas!

    – Lynne Haselden

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderabout 5 years ago

    This reminds me of bob marley for some reason. Lovely tones.

  • Yes! It does to me too!

    – Lynne Haselden

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonabout 5 years ago

  • Yay – thanks very much Gail!

    – Lynne Haselden

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonabout 5 years ago

    Awesome Lynne…wonderful imaginative work on this image…and such a great poem to accompany your inspired creativity! Nice going on the feature girlfriend! Yay!

  • Hello! Lovely to hear from you! x

    – Lynne Haselden

  • jenseyes
    jenseyesabout 5 years ago

  • Thankyou very much! Yay!

    – Lynne Haselden

  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 5 years ago

    congrats on the feature this is a wonderful piece and love the title and poem..

  • Thanks very much Bev (and I think your art is amazing!) :))….Lynne

    – Lynne Haselden

  • Delany Dean
    Delany Deanabout 5 years ago

    Wow, this is marvelous!

  • Thanks very much for your support – I really appreciate it…………Lynne

    – Lynne Haselden

  • Aleksandar Topalovic
    Aleksandar Top...about 5 years ago

    rich colours and beautiful impression.Pushkin…..mmm….bravo.

  • Thanks so much for your comments Alexandar………….Lynne

    – Lynne Haselden

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