Friday, June 10, 2016

the ones we overlook...


watercolor

And blessèd are the ones we overlook;
The faithful servers on the coffee rota,
The ones who hold no candle, bell or book
But keep the books and tally up the quota,
The gentle souls who come to ‘do the flowers’,
The quiet ones who organise the fete,
Church sitters who give up their weekday hours,
Doorkeepers who may open heaven’s gate.
God knows the depths that often go unspoken
Amongst the shy, the quiet, and the kind,
Or the slow healing of a heart long broken
Placing each flower so for a year’s mind.
Invisible on earth, without a voice,
In heaven their angels glory and rejoice.

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful art and words. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Beautiful painting to accompany the poetry - or vice versa. The progression is most interesting to see. Happy PPF!

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  3. Wow, can you ever draw!!! This is so very beautiful and the poetry is so fitting.

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  4. Stunning words, stunning art!! This made me cry...it's someone dear to my heart!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. Wow Minnemie this is so beautiful both in artwork and words. I love it!
    I loved seeing it progress. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy PPF to you

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  6. Oh my, that is lovely and such a poignant painting.

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  7. such beautiful art and an equally beautiful, poignant poem. Happy PPF!

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  8. Beautiful art and words to go with it.

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  9. Crippled Pencil, it's a wonderful work and a lovely post. Thank you for sharing it. Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. The Guite poem makes me weep, your picture is exquisite. Wonderful.

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  11. So deeply beautiful... your art touched my soul...gorgeous work.... and the words are just what i needed to hear today! Beautiful, inspiring and comforting!
    Victoria

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  12. What a gorgeous and thought provoking piece of art. It is lovely.

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  13. wonderful work, ans she looks so tired. Let her rest :)

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  14. This is a fabulous painting. Makes my journal page look so second rate. How cool to grow up in Africa. It is a just a dream of my mine to visit. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  15. What poetic and moving words and the poor woman needs a well deserved rest.

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  16. She reminds me of my granny. Beautiful piece! <3

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  17. WOW so good. I love your painting!

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  18. Beautiful. Just love your interpretation of the poem.

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  19. Wow! What an amazing work of art! Truly inspirational!

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  20. Wow, I love the progress pics! This is beautiful and poignant. Gorgeously painted with such depth and skill!

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  21. Ohhh this is a brilliant piece of art! The poem depicts every feeling of the painting. Well done my friend.

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  22. Such a heartfelt painting, and it matches the words so wonderfully...

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  23. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the vip photos. :)

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  24. I'm not sure how I missed this one - I think it was the week I was away in London but WOW, so glad to see you back in blog land and what a stunning painting and profoundly thoughtful poem. I love seeing the progress on this. Simply beautiful.

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