Art Is Pattern

Art is pattern
informed by sensibility.

Herbert Read

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose

I seem to have run in a great circle,
and met myself again
on the starting line.

― Jeanette Winterson

 

Tread Softly

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Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,

Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

W.B. Yeats

Forget Not Yet

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Forget not yet, forget not this,

How long ago hath been and is

The mind that never meant amiss

Forget not yet.

– Sir Thomas Wyatt

Golden Scales

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How doth the little crocodile

Improve his shining tail,

And pour the waters of the Nile

On every golden scale!

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How cheerfully he seems to grin

How neatly spreads his claws,

And welcomes little fishes in,

With gently smiling jaws!

– Lewis Carroll

Coat of Many Colours

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I met in the street a very poor young man

who was in love.

His hat was old, his coat worn,

his cloak was out at the elbows,

the water passed through his shoes,

and the stars through his soul.

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J’ai rencontré dans la rue un jeune homme très pauvre

qui aimait.

Son chapeau était vieux, son habit était usé;

il avait les coudes troués;

l’eau passait à travers ses souliers

et les astres à travers son âme.

– Victor Hugo

Naughty or Nice?

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How far that little candle throws his beams!

So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

Shakespeare

While others are anxiously wondering whether they made the “nice” list, Olaf is hoping for a chat with the reindeer. He knows he’s been good all year.

A Very Merry Christmas from Olaf, Bertie and myself.