18 October 2017

17 October 2017

16 October 2017

Haiku 2017/289

Squirrels scamper by.
A rustling, and then silence.
A bird flies far off.

Museum Monday #5

Tucked away in a corner of Saint Luke's studio, his signifying ox peeks out with a gentle look on his face. This is a detail from Rogier van der Weyden's great picture, Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. There is a legend that the accomplished Luke, an artist as well as a doctor and writer, drew a portrait from life of Mary the Mother of Jesus. You can find various icons that claim to be either the original or a faithful copy of the likeness. Luke is the patron saint of artists and his feast day is 18 October.

15 October 2017

Haiku 2017/288

grim shadows gather
lengthening through the long day
then melt into night

14 October 2017

12 October 2017

Haiku 2017/285

confused by the clouds
which way can a flower turn
searching for the sun

11 October 2017

Haiku 2017/284

the sun burns orange
brown skies over blackened earth
smoke hangs heavily