Monday, October 06, 2008

Peace is a Paisley Dress, Singleton Hippie Art

Peace is a Paisley Dress
(c) Singleton 2008
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October swing,
wooden and crickety,
crooked and old...
tick~tocking over the gravel driveway...
I lean way back
and stretch my legs out
pointy toed to
kiss the sky
and swing higher,
rock dust
powdering my cheeks,
eyes closed.

And I remember...

The sound of the tires
crunching the gravel...
Peek~a~boo smiles...
Accidental million mile hello's...

And in the wind,
my paisley dress
dances,
one last ballet fading...

And swinging here....
swooping back to earth and flying high...
I'm a butterfly for just a moment...

11 x 11 Orignal on recycled cardboard. Background tye dyed with shaving cream and food coloring. Paisley Peace scribbled from this hippie's memories....

12 comments:

i beati said...

It's easy to say in any medium PEACE

singleton said...

Ibeati...
Clink!
My favotie word....
If I could write it in the sky,
scribble it on every sidewalk,
whisper it to every breeze...

Peace...

And if it could be heard...

in any medium....

Peace~love my friend, I know you know....

Todd said...

I just love your work!! This is beautiful and so are your words!
Peace & Hugs!
Todd

Maithri said...

I Bless
the fragrant breeze
that
brings your words to my
sit awhile with me
this day

Love the colours in this peace sign,

and in these words...

Do you know
You are the gift...

I hope so,

My love to you
and peace on the winds,
M

karma lennon said...

I adore this work-I love paisley. And I love the poem too (even though it kind of makes me sad).

Anonymous said...

i wish i was wearing paisley and plaid right now!!!! love Aunt ila!!

singleton said...

Todd...TY! Of all the words, every word, any word....
these are my favorite....
Peace~Love....
over and over and over again!

Maithri....
I think peace did billow in on the wind...
perhaps what kindled this memory,
this moment,
this peace....
Much love my friend,
and peace,
my forever wish for all!

Karma....Clink! Me, too, girl! Something free and lovely about paisley....
perhaps it's just nostalgia....
Much love, little one!

Ain't Ila!
Lizzy heah!
LOL! Love you~

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WILSONART said...

I recently had a swing experience with Jack,,,
only thing that would have made it more magical was if I'd been wearing paisley.
Thank you, great post

singleton said...

Babs....
Only thing that would make a paisley dress more magical is
a memory like that!
Peace~love and enjoy that little one~They ARE the LOVE!

Maithri said...

You're gonna call me nuts
and in truth
I am

but I have to say that in the fourth line of my last comment
there shouldnt have been a "my"
I know you know
but thought id say it anyway
just in case you thought i
had a stroke or something ;)

Miss you!!!

Thought of you today
by a cyan sea,

Love, M

singleton said...

Maithri.....
Muah! I read it just as you meant it, never pickin' up for one moment on any missed line....

And that sea of yours must
splash and spray the universe...
because
when peace whispers,
I hear you, my friend!

Peace~love and Saturdays are free