Sunday, 15 March 2009

The World Turns Softly...

... by Hilda Conkling

The world turns softly
not to spill its lakes and rivers.
The water is held in its arms
and the sky is held in the water.
What is water,
that pours silver,
and can hold the sky?

And here is my interpretation of her words;
This is 10"x12" canvas painted using the same technique as 'waterfall', decorated with silver foil & the title lettering written with a folded ruling pen.

At the time, I didn't know who wrote this- it was just jotted down on one of many bits of paper stuffed in one of many notebooks! Can you believe Hilda was only 5 or 6 years old when she came out with these words? Apparently her mother used to write them down for her. Amazing words, amazing child. You can read more of here poetry here;

Also while searching for the author of the quote, I came across someone else asking the same question; Kate Knapp is an artist & author, her illustrations & childrens stories look delightful... her website twigseeds is well worth a look.

1 comment:

Rose said...

I love the sentiments in this work. A beautiful and thoughtful piece.

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