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sometimes you wait by melodious

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another red tree…

Inspired by The Red Tree by Shaun Tan

“sometimes you wait
and wait
and wait
and wait
and wait
and wait
and wait
but nothing ever happens
then all your troubles come at once
wonderful things are passing you by
terrible fates are inevitable
you just don’t know
what you are
supposed to do
or who
you are meant
to be
or where you are
and the day seems to end
the way it began”

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
November 2008


  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful Melanie suggestion…“One Autumn Hill”

  • Thanks Jared!!! Good title…. I can’t decide now!

    – melodious

  • adgray
    adgrayalmost 6 years ago

    Swing with me
    swing neath the tree
    swing as the wind blows the leaves away
    there be nothing more
    but this tree we adore
    and the swing to the fore
    in it’s shade
    swing with the clock’s tick
    if you are well or are sick
    while life’s candle has wick
    swing neath the tree of reason

    There you go I propose to title this “The Tree of Reason”

    now for the sheep in the filed of knowing …. lol

  • i really like this, brilliant!!!

    – melodious

  • adgray
    adgrayalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous stunning art
    Trying to think of a title for you I was swamped with a poem
    Looking at it larger I saw the second story
    they are both here
    thank you for the glorious inspiration!
    Chookas! X♥X

  • Thank you so much for entering into the spirit of the piece… for taking the time to be creative, glad you were inspired, I am delighted!!! hmmm… i will decide on a title soon, i have paint all over my hands and need to get back to painting before things dry…. :-)

    – melodious

  • adgray
    adgrayalmost 6 years ago

    in the middle right, under the saddle of the hill slope ~ is that not a sheep and a little Willy wagtail bird below him?

  • I am so happy that you found him… if he is there for you, then that is a wonderful surprise! I think I can make it out… I’m glad that there are mysteries within this work! Perhaps that is why I can’t name it… it is for the viewer…

    – melodious

  • Kaitlin Beckett
    Kaitlin Beckettalmost 6 years ago

    A beautiful evocative piece!

  • Thank you so much!!

    – melodious

  • dani05
    dani05almost 6 years ago

    No, another amazing red tree Mel and another stunning painting!!

  • Thanks Dani, I’m going to complete the series… tell me if you’ve had enough of the red trees though!

    – melodious

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful, as usual, Mel. Well done!

  • Thank you so much Anthony!!!

    – melodious

  • dani05
    dani05almost 6 years ago

    Okay Mel will do but I dont think i will ever get tired of tree art, just love trees too much and not to mention your style..

  • InnerNortherns
    InnerNorthernsalmost 6 years ago

    very nice painting

  • Thanks!

    – melodious

  • rosedew
    rosedewalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thank you!!!

    – melodious

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