Celebrate Spring and Art Series 2: au printemps (in the spring)

Green buds

emerging grace

sets a welcomed landscape

once again beauty in shadows

in spring

Cinquain by PamelaWLucas 2/28/18 in dedication to my dear friend, Sherry Dart and her appreciation of Frederick Carl Frieseke’s life and talents

Photo of impressionist artwork by Pinterest

Frederick Carl Frieseke – Spring Landscape, Cagnes, France

Celebrate Winter and Art Series 30: Ice Queen

White witch

Lays down evil

Despises all good hearts

Looses her kingdom in the end

Good comes

Cinquain by PamelaWLucas 2/25/18

Photo of illustration by Pinterest

Illustration from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Pauline Baynes, 1950.

Celebrate Winter and Art Series 29: Snowy Mill


Golden waters

Winter brings a quiet

Gris to grind on another day


Cinquain by PamelaWLucas 2/22/18

Photo of artwork by Wikipedia

Snowy Mill painting by Walter Moras (Jan. 20, 1856 – March 6, 1925),  a German landscape painter who specialized to some extent in winter scenes.





Acrostic Poem: Honoring President George Washington’s Birthday, February 22, 1732

George Washington by PamelaWLucas

General you led us through Valley Forge to many victories

Energy flourished in your tall frame

One among yourself, standing in glory

Riding on Nelson’s back, you must have been grand

Greatness came and visited you each day, lingering

Every person, man or woman loved to be in your presence

Washington is a name that is known to us all

Among all those who have led us, you remain in our hearts

Such a kind and respectful man who simply wanted to farm

Helping and guiding, directing and leading

In the face of danger you grew strong and never faltered

Nelson was your steady steed, a Chestnut that carried you

Giving of yourself, through sorrow and lonely moments

Teaching the troops how to fight the British

Only one among himself, “The Father of Our Nation”

Never to be forgotten, The Soldier, The Hero, The President

More here about George Washington and his horse Nelson.

Celebrate Winter and Art Series 28: Pond Ice


Valued ice blocks

Horse and dog play a role

Precious crop for coming summer

Get ice


Cinquain by PamelaWLucas 2/21/18

Photo of artwork by Pinterest

Winter in the Country, Getting Ice, George Henry Durrie-1862

Celebrate Winter and Art Series 27: Flirty Sleigh Ride

Gold swan

Coy Mademoiselle

Cold ride for two warm hearts

He pushes her on  golden sledge


Cinquain by PamelaWLucas 2/20/18

Photo of artwork by http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20131224-the-10-greatest-winter-paintings

Winter by Francois Boucher (1755)

Celebrate Winter and Art Series 26: Winter Cascade

Cold Falls

Full moon reviews

Sees a wintry descent

Still snow prepares to move along

Snow falls

Cinquain by PamelaWLucas 2/20/18

Photo of artwork by Pinterest

Snow waterfall, American artist George Ault (1891-1948).

Celebrate Winter and Art Series 25: Dark Beauty


Moon in repose

Shadows rest on the snow

Full moon spreads light on wintry night


Cinquain by PamelaWLucas 2/19/18

Photo of artwork by Pinterest

Night painting of a snow-covered barn is by American artist George Ault (1891-1948).

Celebrate Winter and Art Series 24: Solo winter


standing sturdy

under  heavy whiteness

casts a lonely blue-green shadow


Cinquain by PamelaWLucas 2/18/18

Photo of artwork by HuffingtonPost

Ivan Shishkin’s “In the Wild North”, 1891