©Janis Zroback

Toronto, Canada

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It enters life it knows not whence; there lies
A mist behind it and a mist before.
It stands between a closed and open door.
It follows hope, yet feeds on memories.
The years are with it, and the years are wise;
It learns the mournful lesson of their lore.
It hears strange voices from an unknown shore,
Voices that will not answer to its cries

Blindly it treads dim ways that wind and twist;
It sows for knowledge, and it gathers pain;
Stakes all on love, and loses utterly.
Then, going down into the darker mist,
Naked, and blind, and blown with wind and rain,
It staggers out into eternity
…Arthur Symons

The poem is called “The Soul’s Progress” and I really love how the poet describes it’s journey through life till the end it “staggers out into eternity”
This is the second of my Japanese inspired works, and I painted it to seem as if we’re looking through a window but not quite…the slightly off kilter impression is done on purpose…we never see things really straight till afterwards do we…however there is always a gleam of light, that we ignore while we’re focused on the moon
..Gouache on Arches Not Paper

Large framed print, black frame and mat…

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