A Pale Winter Evening.... by ©Janis Zroback

On a certain pale winter evening
should the mind, alerted as it was
by the snake cold touch of the spiraling mist
muse on things you’d rather forget
but which strive in subconscious shades…
If the lines of fancy meander
and will out with the thrill of the past
the lost youth of wilting life,
don’t you deny it

Strain your ear instead
to catch the age-old annals
of the emptied being.
You will find me there
though I be lost

It will tell you as I did
that we had dreamt,
and will stay on, survive
like grey and white stones by the road
….excerpt..Hari Barkakati

Sundown on a pale winter evening tends to engender reminiscences….what more do we have to do, while the wind howls and snow patters on the window panes, than to sit by the fire and remember…the radiance of the embers echoing the soft glow that finds it’s way through the trees from the dying sun….
The poet ends by pleading to his love "put the broken bits together some meaning to discover…his last plea on a pale winter evening

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper..

From the Images of Canada series…

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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 4 years ago

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    So very lovely Janis – and I see I have a ton more catching up to do! You make winter seem just perfectly inviting! And your choice of poetry to accompany your work is always sublime! Love this. xox

  • What a beautiful compliment Lianne….words to savour….I read them with great joy…thank you so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkerover 4 years ago

    Janis, this is stunningly beautiful, your talent is awesome.

  • Thank you so much for that lovely compliment Cathy…..I really appreciate it….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 4 years ago

    Beautiful image

  • Thank you so much Rasim…..glad you think so….

    – ©Janis Zroback

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    WhiteDove Stud...over 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much KJ…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • webbie
    webbieover 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL Sis.Love the choice colors:) huggz

  • Thank you so much Thelma…glad you like it….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • bevanimage
    bevanimageover 4 years ago

    What can I say Janis? It is beautiful and haunting, ethereal, with a warm light contrasting the obvious cold. Your words of description are every bit as poetic as the poet’s.

  • How wonderful that you feel all these lovely things when you view the painting….I am so flattered by your words…thank you so much Bev….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful. I expect to see a deer or two appear between those trees.

  • That would be the perfect touch Dot…..I must do a winter painting with deer…I live in deer country as it is….glad you like the painting…thank you so much….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    Excellent Janis, truly a winter wonderland.

  • Thank you so much Jim..Very nice of you….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 4 years ago

    beautiful scene

  • Thank you so much George…very nice of you….

    – ©Janis Zroback

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