Day calls you to your life: your duty.
And to live, nothing more.
Root it out of the glum night and the darkness
that covered your body, for which light waited
on tiptoe in the dawn.
Stand up, affirm the straight, simple will to be
a pure slender virgin.
Test your body’s metal….cold, heat?
Your blood will tell against the snow,
or behind the window.
The colour in your cheeks will tell.
And look at people.
Doing no more than adding
your perfection to another
Your task is to carry your life high,
and play with it, hurl it
like a voice to the clouds,
so it may retrieve the light
already gone from us.
That is your fate.. to live
Do nothing.Pedro Salinas
Crackling with energy, light, and colour, “Waking Up” is from the series “The Trees”….. painted in Pastel, Bodycolour, and Watercolour on handmade Indian paper made from recycled cotton