Category Archives: Painting with poetry

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.

Imbolc

Paper White NarcissusPaper White Narcissus

Imbolc

February first, a great spring festival

for the Celts, who waited

through a tired winter

to face the fresh air

of a new season

and sweep out winter’s lint.

Bellies now full with

milk from sheep’s freshening,

after their lambs were born.

A time to look forward

to the plowing of fields

and first planting of seeds.

Lainie Senechal

Winter Sunset

Chakra SpiritChakra Spirit

Winter Sunset

At end of day

last flash of sun

hovers over lake;

we may be deceived

by its fuchsia brilliance

that travels quickly

from edge of horizon,

a jest of summer

behind bare branches.

But we are not naive,

the peal of winter bells

ring under a waxing moon,

frost king marches forth.

Lainie Senechal