Still life

Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825) - Still life with Cake

Still lives and landscapes

Surreal soft brushstrokes and I…

I imagine the living motions of

people who are not there.

Water your flowers, grandmother

Dream of love, young lady

Wage epic battles of imagination, little boy

Mother smiles kindly

praying the wars he fights do not

become his reality

Idyllic snapshots


The apple is unbitten, orange unpeeled

flowers bloom in eternal youth

and messy life has not intruded.

Is that why they are beautiful?

Or is that why they are sad?


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