Sandy Coleman and Ray Sharp

Sandy Coleman

Response piece

Beyond the Horizon

Mixed media on canvas

Ray Sharp

Inspiration piece


There must be birds
beyond the horizon. We feel
their wings beating in the wind,
hear their murmured conversations
roll ashore in waves, and it grieves us
who remain rooted to the still earth.

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  1. Posted February 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm | #

    I like the way the image suggests rootedness and wings at the same time. And the colors seem to mirror the mood of the poem as well. Lovely pairing!

  2. Posted February 28, 2012 at 4:58 am | #

    Thanks, Annmarie.

  3. Posted February 28, 2012 at 6:54 am | #

    I love Sandy’s interpretation of the poem. The colors suggest sea and sky, and the figures, though still rooted, seem ethereal, ready to fly.

  4. Posted February 28, 2012 at 7:11 am | #

    Thanks, Ray. It has been such a pleasure working with you and being inspired by your words.