Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Trees and Art

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet 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.
Joyce Kilmer

Added this to the tree Monday :)

Tree Proverb: Do not be afraid to go out on a limb ... That's where the fruit is. (Anonymous)Tree Joke: How do trees get on the Internet? They LOG in.

ART STUFF: I am so NOT MOTIVATED, grrrr,gnashing teeth! I think I just want to PLAY! YES! will clear out studio and prepare to PLAY!

If you want to see some cool links about the exciting things happening in the knitting world and some of the questions or comments I have heard regarding tree sweaters visit the jafagirls yarnbombing page.


Undaunted said...

What a beautiful poem.

The problem I find with motivation is that I always feel it at the wrong time! Then by the time I'm free to do what I like, it's gone!

Genxster said...

Hey I like the new banner. I'm glad you posted that poem. I've only heard the first two lines of it over the decades. Now I know who wrote it. Hope you are feeling inspired soon!

ApOgEE said...

i can't motivate myself too... maybe it's time to forget the art thingy for a while... go, get out and play!!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Like genexter - I had never heard that poem all the way thru..thanks for that.

Inspiration can come from play...so I say PLAY! :)

Lynette said...

You know I love trees and this is a lovely, lovely poem! Goin' to see what the Jafagirls are up to in their blog now! hehe, my word verification thingee is "zeamy"

William F. Renzulli said...

There are those that think they will never see,
A painting of mine without a tree.

Although I don't always comment, I do enjoy your blog regularly.

Janvangogh said...

The tree is really coming along. I bet it gets alot of comments. It is a Jafagirls project right? I think "Jafagirls" needs to be knitted into it somewhere.

JafaBrit's Art said...

YEs I played apogee lol!

I hate that when it happens undaunted. Glad you like the new banner genxster :)

Thanks for droppin gin drowsey monkey, love the blog title :) Yes, I am buzzing with ideas already and that was just from a few hours of just letting go and playing a bit.

zeamy lynette lol! okay that was funny one. Oh of course you are the queen of trees, so I am glad you are liking this one.

Thanks william, I appreciate you leaving a comment. I realize we are all so busy so I am happy that anyone has a min to drop in, let alone leave a comment. I liked what you said "a painting of mine without a tree" lol!

Jan, you are right and I might try and do that today.

Kris Cahill said...

I have always loved this poem, since I first heard it. There is a restaurant I went to in Chicago that years ago had a Joyce Kilmer dining room, walls painted with...trees!

That tree sweater is amazing! Love it. That tree looks cozy and fashionable now.

Here's one for you: What's brown and sticky?
(A stick!)