Lily – Art & Poetry


Lily – Art & Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

Lily is her name
She is my flower
I met her in the pond
Behind your home
It was love
At first sight
I don’t know if it was
Her pose or her beauty
That struck me first
But the vision
Of her loveliness
Stays with me
It gives me hope
That I will return
To live again
(C) 1994 Linda A. Long – All Rights Reserved
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In 1994, a family member, Patti Darragh, had an art show at a gallery in Glenside, PA. She wanted the show to offer all forms of art and asked me to write poems for each painting she would show that night. The artwork featured in this post was featured in the show and I wrote the above poem “Lily” to accompany it.

I was going through some old pictures today for another project and found the photo of the painting “Lily”. I had the poem “Lily” in an old book of poetry. Hard to believe it was 20 years ago.

As a young woman I didn’t really have many people who understood me. I was different than my family. I was introverted, introspective, artistic and sensitive. I got used to conforming and living in their world until one day someone told me I didn’t have to. That person was the artist featured in this post, Patti Darragh. Thank God for Patti. She nurtured me and encouraged me to embrace my differences. I am very grateful to Patti for her influence in my life❤️🙏😄.

Photo Credit
Patti Darragh

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