This painting, by Simon Silva, has been in my home for 15 years. I’ve passed by it hundreds of times. It wasn’t until last night that I sat down and recalled why I bought it in the first place.
The colors and curves caught my eye. As a mother of young children, the image spoke to a mother’s love, parenting, and family.
But, it was the title “Amor A Todas Horas,” that caught my heart.
All these years, the art piece has graced my home without me really looking at the details. Something I hadn’t noticed before caught my eye. There is a note on the small table next to the mother and child.
“Mi Amor para ti, es amor a todas horas.”
“My Love for you, is a love for all time.”
From that one note, the art piece spoke to me in a different way. An entire scene played in my head. A poem surfaced:
Amor a Todas Horas
My love for you,
is a love for all time.
Remember this as the candle
casts shadows on the wall,
when the moon tests faith and
you worry about an unknown fate.
And I will remember
the curve of your warmth,
your soft embrace,
against my dreams.
The glow of your love,
a blanket for our child,
a hope that warms
the both of us.
Wait for me
when the moon rises
on your despair,
and sets on your sorrow.
Wait for me like the roses
beneath our window,
even when the petals fall,
and the bush grows thorny.
through every sunrise,
and every sunset.
Mi amor para ti,
es amor a todas horas. ©
I’ll make it a point to go around my home and really listen to how the art speaks to me. I hope you do too.
For Simon Silva paintings please go to his site.
7 thoughts on “Art As Poetry”
Thank you my friend, I am proud to be able to read the writing on your article!
Beautiful! Yes, our art reflects who we are in the deepest of our emotions and thoughts. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Thanks for sharing your comment. Now I’ll look at all my, and everyone else’s, artwork as writing or poem prompts.
Yes, I will. Beautiful poetry and art.
Thank for your lovely thoughts about art. Your poetry is deeply moving. As an artist I hope to touch someone the way this painting touches you. I don’t include a note in my work as a prompt…so hopefully I will nudge a heart by the curve of a pear, or the curl of a lip….
Your photographs can be used for writing prompts, as they already have on your blog. Thanks for your kind words.
There is something gratifying in writing Ekphrastic poems. Perhaps it’s the pairing of mediums. Very lovely.