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There Are Nights... by © Janis Zroback

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There are nights that are so still
that I can hear the small owl calling
far off and a fox barking miles away.
It is then that I lie in the lean hours,
Awake listening to the swell,
born somewhere in the Atlantic,
rising and falling, rising and falling
wave on wave on the long shore
by the village, that is without light
and companionless.
And the thought comes of that other being who is awake, too,
letting our prayers break on him,
not like this for a few hours,
but for days, years, for eternity
…R.S.Thomas

Makes you think doesn’t it…I am one of those people who wake suddenly in the lean hours and it is then I do way too much worrying about things I can’t control, but unlike the being in the poem, it is not for eternity….at least when day break comes, sanity is restored


Sedimentary Watercolour in the surreal style, of the edge of Lake Superior on Arches Not Paper..

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blue, grey, red, janis zroback, seascape, the sea, landscape, moon, night, nighttime, indigo, black, sun, sunset, sunlight, yellow, nature, watercolour

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago


    There are nights that are so still
    that I can hear the small owl calling
    far off and a fox barking miles away
    ..to learn more about this painting, click description above…


  • It is then that I lie in the lean hours,
    Awake listening to the swell,
    born somewhere in the Atlantic,
    rising and falling, rising and falling

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    It is very contemplative. Yes, there are times when it is so easy to worry about things we can’t control, but when we can let it go, that is when our minds our as calm as this scene. Love how minimal it is allowing us to admire that glow all the more. Beautiful work.

  • It is meant to be so…I am a worrier by nature, although I know quite well it’s a waste of time…daytime I don’t worry much but those middle of the night wakings are dreadful…that’s when I call on all the philosophers of the world and think myself out of it…I am really happy you like the painting…thanks so much MuiLing.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • MINDSET
    MINDSETover 1 year ago

    This is awesome…………….

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Lovely work and quote!

  • Thank you so much Dot…very nice of you and lovely to see you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 1 year ago

    Me too…..I am the ultimate worrier……and especially for no reason…..nice serene feel here….

  • Well we have that in common for sure…I thought I was the ultimate worrier though…nighttime is the worst, so I don’t particularly like the night…oh well such is life…glad you like the painting KJ…thanks so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Nice work my friend ! Well done ! Hugs

  • Thank you so much Tom…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Janis!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Lisa Gibson
    Lisa Gibsonover 1 year ago

    Stunning, Janis!

  • Thank you so much Lisa…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 1 year ago

    Stunning work as always Janis. I love how you get your ‘reds’ so vibrant!!!

  • Lovely of you to say so Lynda…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Go van Kampen
    Go van Kampenover 1 year ago

    love it

  • Thank you so much Go…

    – © Janis Zroback

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