Thursday, December 31, 2009

Late evening

                                                Gerald Gee

(Forgive me, Gerald, if it was meant to be a watery sunset!!!)


My offering does not include pines but I think the green is PINE GREEN  as requested.

This is another painting from Gerald Gee, whose work I really enjoy. He published it only today.
Please visit him at


The Unseen
Is a more powerful image
Than the Seen.
He could have painted a disc,
A coin,
A plate,
Any old circle of white.
He could have hung it there
In a convenient space
Between the trees.
The light could have streamed from
That predictable moon.
We could have said
And turned away.
But, because the moon
Has invaded our minds
Rather than our eyes,
We savour it, taste it.
Trace it's outline
Again and again.
That invisible moon
Is made manifest
The magic of imagination.
His and mine.

 Another way of looking at the moon here:


Shadow said...

i love your vision of the moon! the unseen IS more powerful for sure. and thanks for your visit.

Poopsie aka Blue said...

I torn between whether I like your verse or the painting the most - both are so effective, so clever.

Ths silver light cries moonshine to me too - a full moon hung in a dark starry sky on a cold night with a hint of frost in the air.

Happy New Year to you!

Jinksy said...

The power of the mind wins again...

Roan said...

The painting is beautiful. I'll visit Mr. Gee's blog. Love the poem, too.

maryt/theteach said...

Lovely poetry, Rinkley! Tonight is a blue moon as you might have read about on my blog. Happy New Year to you and your family! :)

Unknown said...

The verse is certainly well-suited to the painting!