Michelle and Cello

Music art and Cello

Monday, March 3, 2008

Lotus

I love Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore's poem very much. They are my best friend during my teenage and university time. And they may be one of the important reasons that made me start of painting.

I always wanted to paint Tagore's poem and finally today I get started. This is the "Lotus" from his "GITANJALI (Song of offerings)". It is one of my favorites. I put it here for your references:

Lotus

On the day when the lotus bloomed, alas, my mind was straying,

and I knew it not. My basket was empty and the flower remained unheeded.

Only now and again a sadness fell upon me, and I started up from my

dream and felt a sweet trace of a strange fragrance in the south wind.

That vague sweetness made my heart ache with longing and it seemed to

me that is was the eager breath of the summer seeking for its completion.

I knew not then that it was so near, that it was mine, and that this

perfect sweetness had blossomed in the depth of my own heart.

Acrylic on heavy watercolor paper of 140lb
size: 13 x 18, $500

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A beautiful scene. The background and the color are also great.

Marcella Paliekara said...

I think it is so interesting to read about how your work developed and what influences your paintings. Today, reading the poem with your beautiful painting is wonderful experience. Thank you.

Lily Pang said...

Thank you Marcella! Your comments always encourage me to produce better work.