A Dream of You by zoequixote

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A Dream of You
a poem by Vesna:

You truly stop to smell the roses

You notice the dew on the leaves

You can read from the bark on the trees

Nature’s little secrets open to play for you

Like the vintage musical boxes

Your step is light 

Even if your coat looks heavy

You are different

Distant, attractive yet unattainable

Like a sailing ship at the horizon

Here, on the other side of the things

Where the dreams gather to rest

I met a Dream of You

Beautiful like the clef and the notes

Awaiting the One to make music with

from zoe:
So, I was caught by the light step despite the heavy coat, and the ship in the distance… and while I was thinking about composition, I found the stories of St. Zita and St. Vincent, whose are both honored at the Basilica of San Frediano in Lucca. St. Zita was a maid, and she was taking bread from the house of her wealthy employers to feed the poor. Someone told on her, and her employers confronted her, telling her to open her coat and show them what she was carrying. Disappointed and ashamed, she slowly opened her coat, and piles of daffodils fell out, but no bread! She is, like St. Fevronia, one who was able to overwhelm the violence of others by nothing more than their own radiance; as a result she went from a simple harassed maid to respected leader of the house despite several difficulties.

After St. Vincent was martyred, a flock of ravens protected his body from the vultures until others could come retrieve it and give it a proper burial, which they did at what is now called Cape St. Vincent, where the ravens continued their guard over his shrine to such a visible extent that Muslim geographer Al-Idrisi (1099-1165) gave the shrine its name Kanisah al-Ghurab (Church of the Raven). In this particular drawing, I didn’t focus on the birds being ravens because I wanted them to be smaller, but it is interesting to note that ravens have a special place in many traditions as mediators between life and death; in Sweden they can be considered the ghosts of murder victims, and in some areas of far-east Russia, Kutkh, a trickster, is a raven who creates himself from an old fur coat.

The pairing gave me a heavy coat which could disappear from both ends.

Comments

  • micklyn
    micklynover 1 year ago

    Beautiful illustration!

  • Vesna *
    Vesna *over 1 year ago

    fantastic details and your beautiful mind discovers the stories where most of us just pass by…I am so happy to see this one come to life, it is absolutely perfect!
    volim te puno !

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 1 year ago

    wow….gorgeous work Zoe, the flowers are beautiful.

  • Anna Ewa Miarczynska
    Anna Ewa Miarc...over 1 year ago

    wonderful.. very creative!!!!

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