Arts Everyday Living: Earth Poem—A Child’s Homage to Spring

EARTH POEM

A CHILD’S HOMAGE TO SPRING

 

 

Theodoor Verstraete, Spring in Schoore, detail, 1894, oil on canvas, Musee des Beaux-Artes, Tournai, Belgium

Theodoor Verstraete, Spring in Schoore, detail, 1894, oil on canvas, Musee des Beaux-Artes, Tournai, Belgium

Full painting

It’s Spring Again.  The earth is like a child that recites poems.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus

Belgian artist Theodoor Verstraete (1850-1907) focused on scenes  of the countryside, particularly of peasant life. Although I have used the above excerpt from the poetry of Austro-Bohemian Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) before, it seems perfect for Verstraete’s painting.

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California Dreaming: Paradise in Winter

This image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

 

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