Spotlight Art – Evolving Illumination 1 – A Painting by Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Evolving Illumination 1 by the artist Goff James. The work is a vibrant abstract painting. Multiple layers of coloured shapes and lines fuse one into the other which provide depth, movement and give the painting its dramatic structural intensity.

Painting Attribution – Goff James – Evolving Illumination 1, 2022

Copyright (c) 2022 Goff James – All Rights Reserved 

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Spotlight Poetry – July – A Poem by Helen Hunt Jackson

The image depicts a painting titled Water Lilies by the artist Julie Logunova. The work is a vibrant realistic painting of depicts three water lilies. They are white. The flowers shine in the sun. White petals and blue shadows The snow-white flowers are reflected on the surface of the water of the pond. The water is dark blue, indigo, grey-blue.. The image supports the poem July written by the poet Helen Hunt Jackson.
© Julie Logunova, Water Lilies, 2021

July by Helen Hunt Jackson

Some flowers are withered and some joys have died;
The garden reeks with an East Indian scent

From beds where gillyflowers stand weak and spent;
The white heat pales the skies from side to side;
But in still lakes and rivers, cool, content,
Like starry blooms on a new firmament,

White lilies float and regally abide.
In vain the cruel skies their hot rays shed;
The lily does not feel their brazen glare.
In vain the pallid clouds refuse to share

Their dews, the lily feels no thirst, no dread.
Unharmed she lifts her queenly face and head;
She drinks of living waters and keeps fair.

Poem Attribution © Helen Hunt Jackson, July, A Calendar of Sonnets

Source Attribution https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-calendar-of-sonnets-july/

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Painting Attribution © Julie Logunova, Water Lilies, 2021

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Water-lilies/1671005/8613704/view

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Spotlight Poetry – The Way We Were – A Poem by Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled The Way We Were by the artist Ali Asad. The work is a semi-abstract conceptual folk painting of three male figures with a dog on a plain off white  background. The image supports the poem The Way We Were written by the poet Goff James.
© Ali Asad, The Way We Were, 2018

The Way We Were by Goff James

Through our eyes you will see
Through our ears you will hear
Through our voices you will speak
Through our hearts you will live

Through our thoughts you will dream

Through your breath we will breathe
Through your hands we will touch

Through your feet we will walk
Through your blood we will bleed
Through your love we will love

Through our yesterdays you will see our deeds
Through our todays you will see our truths
Through our tomorrows you will see and sing our songs
Through our days you will see us just as one in unison
Through our nights you will see us as once we were

Through your dawns we will touch the waking sun
Through your days we will share the gifts of life you bore

Through your dusk’s we will remember joy’s blessed fragrance
Through your nights we will feel the moon and stars
Through your silence in the moon lit darkness we will find our way

Upon our tombstone you’ll see writ

‘The Way We Were We Did It Our Way’

Poem Attribution – Goff James – We DidIt Our Way

Copyright (c) 2022 Goff James – All Rights Reserved 

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Painting Attribution © Ali Asad, The Way We Were, 2018

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Spotlight Poetry – The Cruel Moon – A Poem by Robert Graves

The image depicts a painting titled Moon under the Stars by the artist Guille Marto. The work is a vibrant semi-abstract sky-scape painting of the moon and stars. The image supports the poem The Cruel Moon written by the poet Robert Graves.
© Guille Marto, Moon under the Stars, 2015

The Cruel Moon by Robert Graves

The cruel Moon hangs out of reach
Up above the shadowy beech.

Her face is stupid, but her eye
Is small and sharp and very sly.
Nurse says the Moon can drive you mad?
No, that’s a silly story, lad!

Though she be angry, though she would
Destroy all England if she could,
Yet think, what damage can she do
Hanging there so far from you?

Don’t heed what frightened nurses say:
Moons hang much too far away.

Poem Attribution © Robert Graves, The Cruel Moon

Source Attribution https://rainydaypoems.com/poems-for-kids/space-poems/the-cruel-moon-robert-graves/

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Painting Attribution © Guille Marto, Moon under the Stars, 2015

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Spotlight Art – Summer Flowers – Painting of the Day by Alina Shangina

The image depicts a painting titled Summer Flowers by the artistAlina Shangina . The work is a realistic  floral painting capturing a closeup bird'd-eye view of a bouquet of beautiful purple, red, pink and yellow flowers.

Painting Attribution © Alina Shangina, Summer Flowers, 2021

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Summer-flowers/1772894/8886754/view

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Spotlight Poetry – The Metamorphosis – A Poem by Charles Tomlinson

The image depicts a painting titled Bluebell Wood by the artist Nicolette Moglia. The work is a realistic landscape painting of a bluebell wood. The image supports the poem The Metamorphosis written by the poet Charles Tomlinson.
© Nicolette Moglia, Bluebell Wood, 2021

The Metamorphosis by Charles Tomlinson

Bluebells come crowding a fellside
A stream once veined.
It rises
Like water again where, bell on bell,
They flow through its bed, each rope
And rivulet, each tributary thread
Found-out by flowers.
And not the slope
Alone, runs with this imaginary water:
Marshes and pools of it stay
On the valley-floor, fed (so the eye would say)
From the same store and streamed.

Like water, too, this blueness not all blue
Goes ravelled with ground shades, grass and stem,
As the wind dishevels and strokes it open;
So that the mind, in salutary confusion,

Surrendering up its powers to the illusion,
Could, swimming in metamorphoses, believe
Water itself might move like a flowing of flowers.

Poem Attribution © Charles Tomlinson, The Metamorphsis

Source Attribution The Language of Flowers, Ed. Jane Holloway, Pub. Alfred A. Knopf

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Painting Attribution © Nicolette Moglia, Bluebell Wood, 2021

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Spotlight Poetry – The Eagle – A Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The image depicts a painting titled Golden Eagle & Red Grouse by the artist Martin Ridley. The work is a realistic painting capturing beautiful  landscape of highland  and moorland depicting an eagle swooping down on a covey of red grouse. This painting is portrayed in beautiful shades of blue, grey, green and earth tones. The work supports the poem The Eagle written by the poet Lord, Alfred Tennyson.
© Martin Ridley, Golden Eagle & Red Grouse, (Date Unstated)

The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,

Ring’d with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,

And like a thunderbolt he falls.

Poem Attribution © Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Eagle

Source Attribution https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45322/the-eagle-56d224c9a41d1

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Painting Attribution © Martin Ridley, Golden Eagle & Red Grouse, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.martinridley.com/pictures-paintings/birds/golden-eagles.html

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Spotlight Art – Unconscious Vision of a Disintegrated Interior I – A Painting by Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Unconscious Vision of a Disintegrated Interior I  by the artist Goff James. The work is a vibrant abstract painting. Multiple layers of green, purple and blue coloured fragmented lines and shapes fuse one into the other which provide depth, movement and give the painting its surreal dramatic structural intensity.

Painting Attribution – Goff James – Unconscious Vision of a Disintegrated Interior I, 2015

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