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Bus Stop... by © Janis Zroback

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Lights are burning
In quiet rooms
Where lives go on
Resembling ours.
The quiet lives
That follow us—
These lives we lead
But do not own—
Stand in the rain
So quietly
When we are gone,
So quietly . . .
And the last bus
Comes letting dark
Umbrellas out—
Black flowers, black flowers.
And lives go on.
And lives go on
Like sudden lights
At street corners
Or like the lights
In quiet rooms
Left on for hours,
Burning, burning

Not far from my house is a bus stop…on a snowy winter’s night the faces and bodies of those in line merge as one in the streetlights, melting into the flurries…who are they that wait so patiently?…
As I pass by, I wonder, are they the ones who lead lives of quiet desperation as the poet said?…strangers all, yet united as the snow falls, distorted into masses of colour…the stuff of an artist’s vision

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…

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..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 2 years ago

    These lives we lead
    But do not own—
    Stand in the rain
    So quietly read more about this painting, please click description above…

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 2 years ago

    Like the poem . . . LOVE your creation!!
    Wishing you a JOYOUS NEW YEAR!! :o)

  • Thank you so much LoriLee…I am really happy you love the painting…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 2 years ago

    wow amazing!!! dang Girl you are so diverse!!! truly a gem.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    wonderful work

  • Thanks so much Syl…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 2 years ago

    wonderful Janis…hints of shapes and colours that tells of a winter’s night and streets lined with busy people..heads down pushing through the night..

  • Thanks so much Linda..the stop is at the corner where I live, so people are sometimes waiting for the bus there…on a snowy night the people become just blurred outlines..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    Yes, captures the feel of waiting for the bus in the rain, only your version of reality is a lot more attractive!

  • Thanks so much Cindy…I am painting winter in all it’s guises, not just the usual trees, though they will still be featured most of all.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • James Bryron Love
    James Bryron Lovealmost 2 years ago

  • Wonderful news…thank you so much..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 2 years ago

    Wondrous!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith…lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearcealmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful abstract! Vivid and eye catching!

  • Thank you so much Alison…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 2 years ago

    fabulous work Janis

  • Thanks so much…glad you like it..

    – © Janis Zroback

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