Poetry Painting Project: Day 30

ABOUT THE POETRY PAINTING PROJECT

We selected 30 poems (from the public domain) and each day for the next 30 days I will write a poem inspired by it, and Addie will paint a painting.

So, without further ado, let’s get to today’s painting and poem, inspired by William Blake’s poem, Eternity.

To read this poem, click here (or scroll down near the bottom of the page)


ADDIE’S PAINTING

Eternity’s Sunrise
By Addie Hirschten

MY POEM

I AM THE LITTLE LIFE

I am the little life.
My heart is sometimes torn.
On my skin and in my bones,
are carved Time’s little reckonings.

I am the little life.
My heart is sometimes whole.
Today, I am an idle cloud.
Tomorrow—the sky’s eternity.



OUR INSPIRATION

ETERNITY
by William Blake

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sun rise.


Notes:

William Blake, 1757-1827. Born in London England. English Romanticism
Biography: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/william-blake
Link to Poem: https://poets.org/poem/eternity


ABOUT THE POETRY PAINTING PROJECT

For the past couple of months I have been working on a huge new secret project with my painter, Addie Hirshten, of Studio Alchemy

We selected 30 poems (from the public domain) and each day for the next 30 days I will write a poem inspired by it, and Addie will paint a painting.

Expect an outpouring of creative energy! This is the sort of big project that artists live for … where we can say what we yearn to say.  Big picture stuff. Heart wrenching stuff. I feel so inspired by the poetry we are working with AND seeing Addie’s process as well. Expect daily surprises with our posts. Expect passion. Expect love. Expect life.

Check Out Addie’s Instagram Account: www.instagram.com/alchemy.of.art.addie.hirschten/

Check out Addie’s art studio — Studio Alchemy:
studioalchemy.art/

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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