As a follow-up to my previous post, here is the beautiful poem that regional poet, Patrick Norton, wrote for my painting in the Ekphrasis Exhibit:
Two friends, rooted close, hold fast to ground
much older, with memories of others gone by.
Older still, the silent bedrock, without sound,
holds the land and two friends up to the sky.
Though solid and blessed with the gift of years,
their friendship cannot last beyond its hour.
Trees topple, soil erodes, and foundations shear.
Time grinds slowly, but with unrelenting power.
But we live in the day and leave the tide
of fate to the contingencies of time.
For two friends who share today side by side,
time stands still; the day is warm, the weather sublime.
Enjoy today, my friend. It is your life.
Paint the sky blue, and forget about strife.