Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ever Onward!

                                             Brenda Bryant


How can anything unreal  express such energy and verve?
How can anything metallic be so vibrant and so warm?
How can we see beneath the skin each tendon and each nerve?
How can rippling muscles show in a purely static form?
The front leg, full of power, seems to point the way ahead.
The back leg moves in unison just like a living spring!
The shadows made by muted light that's shining overhead
Make the elevation seem a very true and certain thing.
Once long ago in China a craftsman made this horse
Which can gallop on through all eternity.
Such a wonderful example of pure energy and force.
How glad I am that I have eyes to see!

More admired artistry here:


Ralph said...

It is a full gallop this equine is immersed in. His shadow truly emphasizes his speed. The extra kick in his hind legs propels him ahead of any and all competitors!

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous piece of art! And your words say it all! Terrific capture, Brenda! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope your weekend is going well!


Gemma Wiseman said...

Yes! there is a great deal of energy packed into this pose of the little figurine! Lovely words enhance the shadowy image!

Margaret Gosden said...

What a lovely find and the angle of the shot is

wanderlust said...

Very cool!

Lindz said...

it look very symbolic plus your beautiful words add meaning to it, lovely piece of art and I believe it's rare nowadays

A Wild Thing said...

I love Oriental artistry in any form, but the horse certainly outshines and your words make it so...beautiful!

Beverley Baird said...

What a powerfulpiece of artwork. Great shadow shot for this week!
Love your poem - it just describes the whole experience so well.

Laura said...

A wonderful figure with powerful words!

Linda said...

great photo

Clytie said...

Beautiful poem! It describes the feel of this horse/art perfectly.

Happy SSS!