Saturday, June 14, 2014

Italian painter featured in the Garden

Today, over in the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, our friend Fireblossom features Italian painter Guido Vedovato. Because copyright prevents us showing his paintings per se, I have chosen to use the two photos of the artist, with his work behind him.
More of his paintings can be seen on his website. His work is in the field of art called "naive" and therefore I have kept my style simple, as both complement and compliment.

Guido’s rockinghorse can till the fields
while the village sleeps behind him
and the hills rise up
out of the forest

his birds have wings no larger than their feet
but the town on the tree below them
tempts them to land
atop the tower

the concertina-player 'neath the moon
plays lullabies to help his people dream
By Kay L. Davies, June 14, 2014


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh my goodness, Kay, I LOVE this poem! Love it! So beautiful, especially the music "to help his people dream".

Arushi Ahuja said...

Hed be sooo happy to read this... very well versed!!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

His paintings do invite a simplicity of expression - not a bad thing in my opinion.

Friko said...

Not a painter I know - I knew so few modern ones.
I can’t see enough to know if his style would appeal but I do like our words.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You are wonderfully respectful of copyright. Too many are stealing images. Not so much stealing, but posting, then someone else steals the images.

A wonderful poem, again. I haven't done one since my newsletter... to be posted shortly!
Luv, hugs,

Anonymous said...

This lively and fun. I like this a lot.

Helen said...

Your poem speaks to his most unique art, Kay! Happy weekend.

Jim said...

Nice poem, Kay. Vedovato's pictures invite playful poetry, especially his animals.
I changed it to "stryped" hoping it will be read as two syllables (stry-ped). Thank you.

Fireblossom said...

Perfect to go with the art, Kay. :-)

Outlawyer said...

Lovely close, especially. K. Manicddaily.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love the first line. A lot. The idea of a rockinghorse tilling a field invites the reader to explore the words a bit deeper. Just like the art that inspired the poem, if we look and find more: not just a simple rockinghorse, but a soul that can do a lot more than it seems to have been created for.