Monday, March 15, 2010

"In Celebration Of Life..."

Today, I HERALD
the coming of a long awaited Spring...
when thousands of thorny desert plants show
their fanciful frilly side.
It is that sorely needed...predictable, cyclical time of
soulful renewal and regeneration.
I herald its arrival...so near, so very near...
with a big smile in my heart...
and an artistic Muse whose pen is ready to dance.
Today, I also HONOR
the incredible life force of Renee...
whose loving and beautiful spirit at last flies free...
renewed and regenerated and shining,
blooming in vibrant yellow...
swooping raven like...here and there
in that glorious and sacred place...
where the only things that now circle her head
are starry nights and golden light.
I honor her life
with a big smile in my soul...
and bits of stardust in my sketchbook.
XO

Our Lord
has written the promise of resurrection,
not in books alone,
but in every leaf in springtime.”
~
Martin Luther
1483-1546

17 comments:

marianne said...

What a glorious post Margaret!!!
Such a gorgeous cactus bloom and beautiful words. Hopefull.......

Happy Cactus Monday!
Happy Nearly Spring!

soulbrush said...

yes, spring is knocking at our door today, the sun is out and the grass is dry. am going to hang out my washing and think of renee too. what a lovely lovely post. you are a li'l darling. hcm fellow cactuteer.

Anonymous said...

Whoever Renee is ~ she's lucky to have had you for a friend. What a wonderful honor! JGL:)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a beautiful uplifting post Peg. Renee would be happy and proud that she has inspired so many to make beautiful art on behalf of her short life. HCM.

Janet Ghio said...

What a beautiful drawing and such inspiring words written for your friend.

studio lolo said...

A stunning cactus~
A beautiful, heartfelt tribute to a lady who has finally gotten her wings.

xo

Alex said...

Beautiful drawing coupled with beautiful words = Excellence!

freebird said...

Very nice painting. It will be nice when these bloom here although that means the heat of summer is too.

nanke's stuff said...

Lovely words, lovely artwork. nancy

Lynn said...

This is a beautiful post. And the colors on the cactus painting are simply stunning.

Sandra said...

Another beautiful piece and such nice commentary.

Teri C said...

Beautiful cactus and beautiful tribute to Rene.

HCM!

Janene said...

Beautiful sketch, and the colors are fantastic!

Ebie said...

Beautiful painting! Your poetry has so much meaning and a very great tribute!

Happy Cactus Monday!

BTW, I have read about Renee in Arija's post (Aus, Garden Delight)

phthaloblu said...

Simply beautiful. Love those bold colors.

Dan Kent said...

Glorious cactus! And the finest, most uplifting, poetic tribute - I hope I am fortunate enough to receive such a send-off, to carry me upward, like thermals, when my time comes one day..

kj said...

Margaret, I really like your art and what you say.

Would you like this tribute to our beloved Renee to be included in the book we are planning?

Love
kj