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Friday, January 21, 2011

The Colors of Winter

THE COLORS OF WINTER
     ©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

The color of the Mourning Dove
  Matches the gray of the sky above,
Matches the dark earth below,
  And the leaves blowing to and fro.

A Southern winter without any snow
  A drab world, I am feeling kind of low.
The greenless grass, the bare trees above
  But the birds still come and this I love!

Tomorrow, they say the sun will shine
  I hope they are right so I won't pine
For Spring days that are yet far away
  And Sunshine can brighten any day!

Thank you for the dark days, Lord
  So that I appreciate the bright days more.
Thank you for the thorns as well as the Rose
  They exist side by side, heaven knows...
We cannot have one without the other.
         ~January 18, 2011~

My little sketch colored with art pencils...

And then the beautiful Cardinals appear,
such a brilliant color in the the bare branches.


Though elusive and I could not get a clear picture of his beautiful face
He is still the punch of color among the winter branches.


8 comments:

Ginny said...

What talent you have, I love the sketch! I took a cardinal picture that looks almost like that! Love your poem, and it's so true! Without the dark days, we wouldn't appreciate spring near as much. Spring all the time would be ho-hum!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

As Ginny said you have a wonderful talent, .....and you use it, lots of people have a talent and choose to ignore it but not you Kerrie.
Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne.

Needled Mom said...

Your sketching is absolutely gorgeous and I love the picture of the bright cardinal in the branches.

pattas said...

The Cardinal certainly loves to show off his colour and you catch it perfectly :))
Your pics would make lovely cards :))
Stay warm .. Hugs always ..

Donna said...

Love your sketch, Kerrie! I've been trying to get some photos of the cardinals but no luck. Your photo is wonderful.

Hugs,
Donna

Beverly said...

Kerrie, visiting you soothes my soul. Your kind heart is a gift to all.

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Hi Kerrie. Your sketch and your poem are beautiful. I just love stopping for a visit. I love the little journeys you take us on.
Hugs, Sue

Marydon said...

Oh, Kerrie, this is just beautiful. If everyone could see all your & Bill's beautiful artwork & creations in your homes ... awesome!

I so love your poem, it says it all ... I needed this share this week.

Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs & love to you both ~
Marydon