“Sun Will Rise” a tribute haiku

As with so many people, the death of Robin Williams has jarred me. Being in the level of darkness he must have felt, greatly saddens me. It’s a place I feel deserves no harsh judgement. Pain is pain and with that pain, compassion is needed.

I am grateful for his life and for the light he bestowed on the world.

Thinking of Robin Williams; of the darkest of depressions; of the ability to make others laugh; and of the light, clarity and Springtime that the actual red robin symbolizes, I feel compelled to share this haiku.

Many thanks,
Elizabeth Lorayne

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H43 “Child & Falcon”

Pitch black midnight wings
Embrace the sleeping child
Falcon pajamas

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*Falcons have powerful totemic meaning. To read more about that, I recommend going to Whats-your-sign.com. I thoroughly enjoy their information.

I wrote this haiku in the wee hours this morning after being stirred by my cat. A Falcon may be calling for life in my artwork… Or maybe this poem is enough.

An Ode to “Winged Leaves”

On a walk with my, then 5 month old daughter, we passed by some native grasses that I particularly love. I find their oatmeal and evergreen coloring beautiful. I enjoy the way they sway and flap, sometimes in unison and sometimes in opposition. I wholeheartedly understand their healthiness in more direct sun than the pitiful section to the left, under the trees – beloved trees.

I just love these grasses and find them elegant and inspiring. This linocut, “Winged Leaves,” is an ode to them! I look forward to their bountiful return.
"Winged Leaves" 2012. 4"x6" linocut
“Winged Leaves” 2012. 4″x6″ linocut