Tuesday, April 25, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017, Day 25, a Poem, Desert Art; or Exotic River Rocks

Desert Art;
 or Exotic River Rocks
Some like desert art,
hanging on their walls
The desert is nice
pretty to look at
But try living there
El Paso desert
five long dry hot years 
It'll grow on you?
Not so very much
Wall adornment's fine

Or take mountains' cool
In their streams you find
Nuggets to treasure
or a large jade rock
Green in the water
Matches trees on hills
When it dries at home
Door stop memories
Pale green to polish
another day that  
It may shine like jade
Jade it held within
Exotic memories
you savor, cherish

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 - Photos and Poem Copyright © 2014, 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - Photos: (they are mine, copied from my computer screen as referenced below)

California Desert Art
Night Fires
By Agnes Pelton

Middle: Painting by Agnes Pelton
(Green Gems photo from Google) (link)

Bottom:  Photo by this Author, Jimmiehov, 2014
"Rocks know and some I don't"

Here: (Agnes Pelton's Studio photo)
Agnes Pelton Revival in Cathedral City

An additional link I found interesting, written by a collector of Agnes Pelton's work (with some pictures):
Bidding on Agnes Pelton
California Desert Art (link, same as below)

Agnes Pelton work copied and displayed here as Fair Use Principles:

➮It is a historically significant artwork
➮The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes
➮The image is readily available on the internet
➮The image is a low resolution copy of the original artwork and is unsuitable for commercial use

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 - I'm linked withat the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, “AThe Tuesday Platform , http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-tuesday-platform_25.html 
  --- - - and     - also to Day Twenty-five of NaPoWriMohttp://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-five-3/

  The instructions from Kerry O'Connor:  "The artist I am featuring today is Agnes Lawrence Pelton (1881–1961). To visit the WikiArt gallery of some of her paintings, click HERE. ... "
 - I lived in El Paso, Texas, in the late 50's and early 60's while in the U.S. Army.  The city was smaller then, Juarez was friendly, it actually did grow on me.  The saying is that it will take two years for a person to like it.  Four of or five kids were born there.

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At Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:11:00 PM, Blogger Gel said...

Interesting art. The colors in the desert are very intense and unusually rich, others have told me. It is an netiicng an doopukar spot for artists to travel to for workshops , live, or retire to.

At Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:11:00 PM, Blogger Gel said...

Typos- should be unusual or popular

At Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:52:00 PM, Blogger Paul John Dear said...

nice response to those artworks Jim.

At Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:57:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I'm with you! Desert art can be wonderful, but I wouldn't like living too far from mountains and water. And I am a great bringer-home of rocks and stones.

At Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:19:00 AM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

I've never been to the desert. I would like a visit, but to live there, not so much. Desert art is beautiful though.

At Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:22:00 AM, Blogger hyperCRYPTICal said...

I love bringing home rocks and stones too. I don't think I'd survive in a desert town, couldn't cope with the heat.
Anna :o]

At Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:30:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

I like the way the art led to the descriptions in this poem, between desert and river, I'll be happy with the latter.

At Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:32:00 PM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a wonderful interpretation of the artwork, Jim ❤️


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