one art form inspiring another, Pam was inspired to paint this particular piece by a poem:
Sweet DarknessAnd by wonderful coincidence, intrepid explorer Chris Guillebeau of the Art of Non-Conformity (a web site I love—more on this later) posted an inspirational quote by the same author on his Facebook fan page: "The cure for exhaustion isn't rest, it's enthusiasm." -David Whyte
By: David Whyte
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing:
the world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
If you are interested in Pam's work, you can see more at Infinite Vision Art and on Facebook.
This week's Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted at The Drift Record. In case David Whyte's Sweet Darkness wasn't enough poetry for you, you can also read one of my original poems from Monday.
Happy Friday, everyone!