Carnivale (painting and poem)

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    Painting. Acrylic on canvas.

    Carnivale

    Kick up your heels,
    Put on your mask;
    Sweet pleasure's now
    Your greatest task,
    For soon enough
    Each man's compelled
    To shed his tawdry finery
    And say farewell
    To flesh
    And all the rich feasts,
    Whose fragrances will still assail
    The world
    When we are in our Lenten season.
    And quiet prevails,
    And passion must concede to reason,
    For gray's both on us
    And around
    To dim
    The color and the sound
    Of that sweet and garish past.
    So know that age
    Will come too fast
    And fade the days
    And plastic masks,
    And Carnivale.
    Will end at last.

    Faith Goble
    Gander Press Review, (Fall and Winter, 2008)

    MysticMoon14 ♥, Hortonfogg, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Gioser_Chivas 60 months ago | reply

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    3. Gioser_Chivas 60 months ago | reply

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    4. Gioser_Chivas 60 months ago | reply

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    5. Rodrigo de Chile [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

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    6. Gioser_Chivas 60 months ago | reply

      FB3
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    7. Jen's Photography 60 months ago | reply

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    8. dw ork 57 months ago | reply

      Wow!!! that's awesome
      वाह! यह कमाल है

    9. TeodoraC 45 months ago | reply

      Exquisite piece of art.



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    10. Pat McDonald 44 months ago | reply

      Faith, this is absorbing and beguiling …. your choice of colour is inspired … As I type I have the painting large size, on black in a separate window … the colours and forms great a swirl of mystery and emotion …

      I reread your poem and the words complement the painting perfectly. The grey of lent is approaching but we do all have another, more colourful side, "Sweet pleasure's now" ….

    11. ♥DonnazMagicalPix♥ 38 months ago | reply

      *~*~*~*~*CONGRATULATIONS!*~*~*~*~*
      THANK YOU FOR BEAUTIFUL IMAGE !

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    12. garlandcannon 37 months ago | reply

      I saw this beautiful image in the Pure Imagination group.

    13. enrique1959 - 36 months ago | reply

      Bonito trabajo, saludos

    14. travelhaha 36 months ago | reply

      This is a nice shot,I like your work^^
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      Best wishes^^
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    15. travelhaha 36 months ago | reply

      Seen in Hongkong photos ...Post 1 / Comment Any 1,Please don't be lazy
      This beautiful photo deserve award:
      Architectural photography is amazing

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      Best wishes^^

    16. Pat McDonald 28 months ago | reply

      The colour here is outstanding Faith, so is the poem. Lent is approaching …

    17. Zoom Lens 25 months ago | reply

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