Joyce Kilmer - 1886-1918
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
|March Trees (c) 2019|
I did -- and though I don't remember exactly when, I'm thinking it's got to have been close to sixty years ago now. (How did my childhood become that long ago?! Sheesh!)
But I digress.
I just know that for as long as I can remember, I've loved trees, walking in woods, sitting in a sunny grove...And when I create my landscapes, there are often trees included -- even if they're in the background.
Now then. This year's SAQA Benefit Auction begins a month from today -- and every year members are asked to create a "Dream Collection" and share it online. Last year, I wrote about the pieces I'd purchase "If Money Were No Object" -- work contributed by some of the 'big names' in the studio art quilt genre. This year...I was taken by the pieces with a focus on trees -- hence the poem, the memories and these pieces, which I think show trees in an assortment of shapes, sizes, colours and settings. I hope you enjoy it!
|Mel Beach - Dancing Leaves of Joy|
|Annette Boncek - Finding Peace in Nature|
|Libby Cerullo - Sisters|
|Ethelda Ellis Erasmus - Bluebells in Corrig Wood|
|Ann Flaherty - Cathedrale Naturelle|
|Cat Larrea - Solitude|
|Annie Smith - Moment of Serenity|
|Gay Young - Treescape|
What about you? To preview all the Benefit Auction contributions and to create your own "Dream Collection" -- maybe even make note so you can put in a bid! -- visit the Auction Preview HERE.
Your dream team are all lovely pieces. I must go have a look.
Great selection of pieces. You can't beat trees.
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