Web of Seasons

Scan1Apples with Oak Leaf

Web of Seasons

Leaves have left the trees

and wild turkeys trot

along the edge of fallow fields.

Caught in the web of seasons,

one wishes for a smooth road.

However, the weather brings

a variety of conditions –

sometimes a run of warm days

followed by a blast that

touches to the bone.

One wonders, will the eye

of winter steady this situation?

Lainie Senechal

Spot of Beauty & Announcement

 

Spot of Beauty

Spot of Beauty

Spot of Beauty

Breath of a breeze

blows a rush of leaves –

they rustle in hues

of red, yellow and gold,

sparkling in the autumn sun

like some precious jewels.

Squirrels take no notice

while digging holes for

next season’s stores.

One needs to embrace

this spot of beauty,

soon only the bare branches

of winter’s cold landscape

will remain.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have artwork in the exhibit “On the Edge of Light” from November 9, 2020 to January, 28, 2021 at Amesbury City Hall, Amesbury, MA.

Autumn’s Journey

Autumn Gathering #1

Autumn Gathering #1

Autumn’s Journey

The glow of evening

quivers on slight waves.

A silhouetted sailboat floats

to shore in a field of

the day’s last bright sun,

while the soft wind preens

fronds of the evergreen.

When the outer light lessens

the spirit begins its autumn

journey, slowly digging down

to illuminate the waiting heart.

Lainie Senechal

Octopus Dreams – An Exhibit

Dream of Exploring the Cosmos

Dream of Exploring the Cosmos

Octopus Dreams #3

Dark sky slowly fades

into early dawn light

as night hands the controls

over to the day on

an ever revolving earth.

The octopus tires after

hours of a solitary hunt –

no help needed from others.

It folds into its secure den,

glows like shimmering cloth

in a reverie of dreams.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement:

“Octopus Dreams” – an exhibit with art, poetry and music will open virtually on Friday, September 25 at 7 PM. Go to kajiasostudioevents.com for a link to the presentation.

Mid- July

Blue Hydrangea

Blue Hydrangea

Mid-July

Pulse of July’s languid hours:

blueberries ripening to deep purple,

lilies aligned in colorful arrays.

Ivory egrets, with graceful steps,

scout among green marsh grasses

that bend in warmer winds.

Heat and humidity have arrived;

energy is lost to move one muscle.

When winter’s blast whitens land

regrets will arise for passing

of these fair summer days.

Lainie Senechal

Separation

Tanabata 2020Separation Across Sliver River

Separation

In an empty courtyard

trees near the fence

rustle like starched skirts

that sway in a slight breeze,

as stars slowly appear.

Each night brings a different

style of longing: sometimes

the heart aches with loneliness,

other nights there is joy

in anticipation of reunion.

Neither changes the situation

nor brings you closer to me.

Lainie Senechal

This watercolor will be included in a virtual exhibit to celebrate the Japanese festival of Tanabata. The theme  this year is Tanabata:  “An Ancient Story for Modern Times” focusing on the ideas of separation and the wishing, hoping, longing to meet again.

PUBLIC DATE of exhibit/event:  July 7, 2020 at 7 pm, by the Kaji Aso Studio,
presented as a pre-recorded webinar presenting the art, music and poetry.
Note: Artwork, poetry and music videos will remain on website through July 31, 2020

 

Journey to Spring & Announcement

Sunset, Lake attitashSunset, Lake Attitash

Journey to Spring

Some days are bright and warm,

followed by cold and snow.

Like the motion of the tides

or the moon, once full, now waning –

the season ebbs and flows

on its slow journey to spring.

Lake’s surface becomes too soft

to support those that fish through ice.

We are headed into a new situation,

wondering how it will unfold.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie’s paintings will be on display at the headquarters of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge during the month of March 2020.