October 27, 2015

First the poem then the painting

Hello my lovelies.  Hope all is well in your world.
For some reason, I write mostly during the dark times.  It's a release, and often I feel an immediate lift from emotional darkness.  Not often does a painting accompany the writing.  This time it did, so I will share both. 

it fell upon her like a shroud.
The familiar pain
the emptiness
the nothingness.
The Autumn wind blew
and cut hard into her skin.
Her soul whined
and winced as she fought to stand tall.
Once more
she stood alone
in the vastness of the field
staring at an empty horizon.
The wheat groaned
as it bowed to honour
her brokenness
"You will heal" it whispered ...
"You will heal"
~ Donna Parker

Immediately after I had penned this, I was summoned to pick up my paint brush.  I had no idea why.  It moved as though someone else was holding it.  Soon an image appeared.

"Home"  oil on canvas  sold

Have a magical day.  Thanks for dropping in.  Enjoy the moment.

“When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.”
~ Audrey Hepburn


  1. Wonderful painting and very powerful words, love them. The painting is full of energy and happiness. It is good that you can use the emotions from dark times to create such beauty. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Love the poem and the painting is just lovely. I feel like I am out in the field with her, feeling the wind whip through my hair.

  3. Hey Donna -- Your poem is wonderful and I knows it comes straight from your heart. You will heal ..
    Your painting is very expressive and beautifully done.
    sandy xx

  4. Your poem is so wonderful and thought provoking and the painting is beautiful and goes with the poem so well. They are both incredible. You are so talented.

  5. Love how you can write your feelings so well and then create the painting to match. It is truly beautiful, Donna!

  6. Thank you for sharing your moving words and beautiful painting.
    Both are quite wonderful.
    Sending Peace and Light your way.

  7. Beautiful work and I hope it helps to make sense of the darkness. It is great that you are able to work through it. Thank you for the share and for the visit to my blog. Kx

  8. Don't you just love when that happens? Your words and your painting glow from the heart, I can tell. Writing is such great therapy, and so is painting. A great healing comes through those.