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Monday, February 21, 2011

Messing With the Masters: Shakespear

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds
admit impediments.Love is not love
"Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove;
O,no!it is an ever fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown,although his hiehgt be taken.
Love's not Time's fool,though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bendingsickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error,and upon me prov'd.
I never writ,nor no man ever lov'd."
William Shakespeare.......
Well, Billy.... Bless your heart........
What of love he missed in nailing it down
like a frozen fall or granite gown?
Love doth move! Indeed it grows!
Love is the very flux
banks swell and redux.
Love dances to a moon of tidal pools
Low and high in calls and coos.
No, Shakespear would have no more of love
than what he spotted as named then shov'd
it into captive definition
in doing so blocked accomodation.
"Alteration" is Love and Love Changed
When love is lost, Love is what remains.......Tina Jones.....So There! (hehe)
Acrylic on Canvas


  1. Hi Tina...this is Steve from Yearbook...I read the words above and I could only think of the art teacher painting over my daughters painting. Maybe thats just my interpretation, but isn't that the point of poetry? Miss ya

  2. Steve, Great to see you! I do hope the instructor listened to you and the other parents. Chances are she was taught that way herself, and just didn't know.
    We're all still learning.

  3. I really like this painting, Suggestive and passionate. shame it stands untitled. Would stand proud in any home.

  4. Thankyou, Michael. This was the result of listening to Foghat's Slowride and about 30 minutes with a paintbrush...Sometimes "off the cuff" works. Much appreciated!
    I can't help but wonder if Shakespear would have liked Foghat. hehe!