We launched leggings! Step into a world of individuality.

The Blackened Web Melts Back / A Seedling Breaks Through by SusanEWard

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

The Blackened Web Melts Back / A Seedling Breaks Through by 

This is acrylic on canvass.

It is as if the viewer is under the soil with a seed looking up the sprout toward the breaking earth. The difference is that, as my poem says, it is not breaking earth, but the blackened shroud that hides heaven from earthly eyes.

A Hole for Heaven’s Light

A blackened web
A close-knit shroud
Encompasses the Earth
Of many words
Ideas of men
Enwoven tight and thick.
Though Heaven’s light
Does brightly burn
Still Earth in shadow lies.

A life laid down
A seed to die
Is planted in the crust
To grow on high
And burrow through
The shroud both tight and thick.
As leaves unfold
In warmth and light
The blackened web melts back.


  • Lindsey Carrell
    Lindsey Carrellabout 6 years ago

    Wow what an amazing concept! This is great.

  • Thanks for looking, Lindsey, and for commenting.

    – SusanEWard

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.