© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

i can give you nothing

i can give you nothing –
whatever paltry coffers once I owned
have been pillaged through extravagance and greed

i can give you nothing –
in my haste to flight I signed away the rights
to any shelter

i can give you nothing –
my few gems are semi-precious, not to mention paste,
and since I bathe in silver moonlight
rather than the glint of golden sun
there is no hidden treasure even there

i can give you nothing –
i have sold my loaves of bread for feral flowers,
bartered all my wine for flimsy film

so here, spread out before you like the scanty, ragged wares
of some street vendor, are my holdings:
one heart – slightly tarnished, needing to be polished gently
one spirit – full alive and optimistic for reasons all unknown
one mind – the rambling wayward landscape of a dreamer
one body – throbbing, but imperfect in its faded afterglory
one smile – fraught with promise if it’s promise that you want

but if these few possessions cannot quench the thirst you suffer
after miles across the barren sands of latelife disappointment
pass me by without a whisper,
let me look for sweeter solace,
leave this tinker’s tatterdemalion of the marketplace
in peace

© 2013 RC deWinter

Digital oils from a photograph by Shelly Isakson.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, DAP


branches, heart, moon, nature, night, sky, trees, winter

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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago


  • Merci, ma belle…have a great weekend.

    – RC deWinter

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    Love the patterns and sense of motion. A long, deep and enjoyable meditation. Great image RC!

  • I’m very glad you like it…I was going to paint it more traditionally but decided to try something different. Thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...over 1 year ago


  • Honored. Jane. thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Ivana Redwine
    Ivana Redwineover 1 year ago

    Well done!

  • Thank yu so much, Ivana.

    – RC deWinter

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago


  • Honored, much appreciated, thank you!

    – RC deWinter

  • Greybeard
    Greybeardover 1 year ago

    As usual your picture is merely the half of a lovely whole, the one complimenting and completeting the other. Both are lovely, Terry

  • Curtsying in appreciaton…

    – RC deWinter

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for the featuire.

    – RC deWinter

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Creation!

    03-16-13 Happy St. Patrick’s Day :o)

  • Honored, thank you Bunny.

    – RC deWinter

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    March 18th, 2013
    ►See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
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  • Much appreciated, Mary, many thanks.

    – RC deWinter

  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddover 1 year ago


  • Much appreciated, Paul, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

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