words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Across the River There’s A Place Not Far From Here

The city series….

The bridge that takes us there

it’s there just beyond my reach

a bridge to cross

yesterday I am here

in a present moment


tomorrow I am there

in a dream to share


across the river

on either side

it’s just the same




a place not far from myself

10 responses

  1. Great!.. Like this dreamy colors…

    November 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    • Thanks for the comment on the colors. I am finding that merging different layering consisting of opposite color values can produce some nice tones. There is so much color. And by the way your recent post on the ocean wave was fantastic.

      November 25, 2011 at 11:47 pm

  2. Love the colors and the poem, Walter. Nicely done!

    November 26, 2011 at 2:56 am

    • Thanks Nancy, I am glad you stopped by and enjoyed the piece.

      November 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

  3. Walter this is just a spactacular piece and the poem of peace. I love the colors of the rainbow in the photo…

    November 26, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    • Thanks Jackie, this piece is becoming a favorite. It seems to be very popular. I appreciate your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

      November 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm

  4. I like how you’ve made the bridge, etc. look real, but then the colors are more fantastical, which is just what your poem says too (if I’m reading it correctly). Love the combination of the two.

    November 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    • Hi Katie, I like your thoughts on the meaning of the poem and the image. One of the on-going themes that I examine in my work is the essence of life with all its ambiguities. Here, the bridge represents moving from one place to another, and the poem brings in the ambiguity that on either side things are just the same i.e. life is uncertainity.

      November 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm

  5. Happiness is … finally catching up on all your blog posts. Woohoo! ๐Ÿ™‚

    December 19, 2011 at 2:52 am

    • Elizabeth, I certainly have missed your comments. The time management is a difficult thing at times. I find that as the blogger-sphere increases I too am finding it hard to keep up.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm

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