Sunday, 4 January 2009

A new year a new war

oil painting in black and white
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It seems funny to fight
Over such a small piece of land
When we all have infinity
In the palm of our hand

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13 comments:

Devika said...

Very true, Nick

The title makes me ask -- Does man fear peace?

i have read that many a times...yet, talk about peace so much...

wishes,
devika

T and S said...

Beautiful narration to go along with the painting Nick.

Wish you a wonderful year ahead

gautami tripathy said...

Short yet so succinct.

HHappy New Year to you, Nick. May it be a creative one!

polona said...

i have nothing to add to tis, just a verse that comes to mind: when will they ever learn...

Rosy said...

That is so true...great painting and I still like your style, now that I am slowly getting back to life I will need to really get some new fresh inspiring ideals with my art.

Lorraine said...

I took a deep breath...your painting and words are a beautiful prayer. Thank you Nick :)

Pietro said...

The painting is excellent, Nick.
And your words are so true. I think war is the greatest product of human imbecility.

get zapped said...

Wow, what a powerful image and poem. Such sad truth in this. Thank you.

Wanda said...

This may be my favorite to date!! Love the Shepherd, the lamb and the softness of the painting.
Perfection on canvas. You words....powerful and true.

LOL:Wanda

Rhiannon said...

yes, well done..and I agree with Devika I tend to think of late that people do fear peace and getting along on "one land" than they do war..it would be a huge test of the spirit to behold..to at least try to be at peace with one another, accept our differences, instead of the same ole same ole fighting blah blah blah..

I think it's time for a big "Change" and I think it's going to happen..I do believe it will..I'm a dreamer and always will be.

Hope your New year was happy and hope it continues to be Nick

Blessings,

Rhi

magiceye said...

simple and profound

Sandy said...

Amen to that sentiment! Beautiful painting Nick. So gentle looking.

Serena said...

So very true, Nick.....beautiful painting too ~