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A Poem Illustrated By One of My Art Works

With permission of Brian Faulkner

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Linda with Birdfeeder

Pastels

22½ x 18""

2003

Sparrows Love

Sparrows love the sidewalk,

Love pipes and bars and rails;

Love to brush red brickwork

With their feather-tails.

They hop a-top the street-signs,

They tweet on window-sills;

To them this country's is very fine

Where men have worked their will.

The sun has pressed this page, now,

Whereon my pen does write.

Caught tweets glow in a rage, now,

Of writer-made delight.

Man's loving little brothers,

You've given me to see

That human nature magnifies

True living harmony.

_____________________________

Brian Faulkner

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A Poem Illustrated By One of My Art Works

With permission of Brian Faulkner

linda_with_birdfeeder.png

Linda with Birdfeeder

Dry Pastels

22½ x 18"

2003

Sparrows Love

Sparrows love the sidewalk,

Love pipes and bars and rails;

Love to brush red brickwork

With their feather-tails.

They hop a-top the street-signs,

They tweet on window-sills;

To them this country's is very fine

Where men have worked their will.

The sun has pressed this page, now,

Whereon my pen does write.

Caught tweets glow in a rage, now,

Of writer-made delight.

Man's loving little brothers,

You've given me to see

That human nature magnifies

True living harmony.

_____________________________

Brian Faulkner

Brian penned another great poem. This one suits my painting better. I thought I'd illustrate his original poem. Now he illustrates my painting.

With his permission, here it is:

Flip-Flop

A flock of sunny finches flew off and far away,

But I've got one in my backyard and he is here to stay.

He seems to like my rooftop (he likes the feeder, too!),

And peeps about delightfully as though he were brand new.

One day I got up close to him; he didn't fly away,

But seemed to throw a kiss at me, so filled he was with day.

I, too, was overjoyed; oh, yes! my love for life was fine;

I'd built a house from nature, yes! and nature now was mine.

I love it Brian. It captures the essence of her, and more.

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A Poem Illustrated By One of My Art Works

With permission of Brian Faulkner

linda_with_birdfeeder.png

Linda with Birdfeeder

Dry Pastels

22½ x 18"

2003

Sparrows Love

Sparrows love the sidewalk,

Love pipes and bars and rails;

Love to brush red brickwork

With their feather-tails.

They hop a-top the street-signs,

They tweet on window-sills;

To them this country's is very fine

Where men have worked their will.

The sun has pressed this page, now,

Whereon my pen does write.

Caught tweets glow in a rage, now,

Of writer-made delight.

Man's loving little brothers,

You've given me to see

That human nature magnifies

True living harmony.

_____________________________

Brian Faulkner

Brian penned another great poem. This one suits my painting better. I thought I'd illustrate his original poem. Now he illustrates my painting.

With his permission, here it is:

Flip-Flop

A flock of sunny finches flew off and far away,

But I've got one in my backyard and he is here to stay.

He seems to like my rooftop (he likes the feeder, too!),

And peeps about delightfully as though he were brand new.

One day I got up close to him; he didn't fly away,

But seemed to throw a kiss at me, so filled he was with day.

I, too, was overjoyed; oh, yes! my love for life was fine;

I'd built a house from nature, yes! and nature now was mine.

I love it Brian. It captures the essence of her, and more.

That's great, Robert. Long live Painting and Poetry!

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