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Inspired by the poem by Vesna

<u>Visionary</u>

For everybody else
it was a piece of dry land.
The land with lots of small rocks,
just randomly placed, with no beauty in their shape;
invaluable rocks, sharp and grey.
He saw it as the beautiful garden.

For everybody else
it was a path to somewhere else.
Somewhere where it is greener, softer, more colourful, more comfortable.
Somewhere that you hurry towards
to get away from this place.
He saw it as the ultimate destination.

For everybody else
the wind on that hill was harsh.
The wind that takes hats off, messes up hair.
The wind that brings the rain;
the wind you want to stop.
He saw it as a sign of life.

He moved the rocks,
he made the garden.
He stayed on that path,
he made it his ultimate destination.
He used the wind
at the end to fly away.

—Vesna

(zoe: I figured he’d need some water on his rock, so there’s the tree aloe and the baby albatross. an albatross can fly for five years over the seas without ever stopping on land, even sleeping while it’s flying…and the baby seems pretty large to me, and looks like it’s wearing a judge’s wig. :))

Tags

aloe, baby albatross, black ink, vesna vukovic dzodan, visionary, zoe jordan

Comments

  • Vesna *
    Vesna *about 4 years ago

    This is such an outstanding work, in so many ways, but something I’ll never forget is the joy of seeing cute baby albatross:)
    Thank you so much dearest Zoe:)

  • thank you for being such a source of inspiration with your amazingly perceptive and beautiful writing!

    – zoequixote

  • Lynnette Shelley
    Lynnette Shelleyabout 4 years ago

    beautiful! this reminds me very much of something Beardsley would do

  • wow, thanks! that’s really kind! :D

    – zoequixote

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • wow! thank you so much!

    – zoequixote

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • thank you! i love your fractal designs!

    – zoequixote

  • VenusOak
    VenusOakabout 4 years ago

    beautiful line work

  • thank you :)

    – zoequixote

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Zoe, I just love your lines and attention to such exquisite detail. The image is a wonderful compliment to Vesna’s beautiful words. Great piece of collaborative work.

  • thank you! vesna’s writing is always so inspiring :D

    – zoequixote

  • Alan Findlater
    Alan Findlaterabout 4 years ago

    excellent work well done

  • thank you! :)

    – zoequixote

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning and visionary work dearest Zoe. I LOVE it!!
    xx

  • :DDD

    – zoequixote

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