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Why are the tulips crying? (parts 1, 2 and 3) Have you seen how sad the tulips are? See them through the morning haze? Transparent tulips burst with tears. Accord the day abundant praise. With dew on satin petals pure. Sparkling droplets tremble, stall. Floral bouquet dawn anew whilst tough to hold on. Not to fall. I asked the flowers, “Why the sadness?” “Why with beauty so adored?” “Why with all the world to show for?” “This is not enough reward?” In the cool the flowers silence. For no answer coming forth. Vowing never to re-question. Never ask the blooms thenceforth. Have you seen how sad the tulips are? Standing proud. So cavalier. Tulips cut and tied in bunches. Sadness reason all too clear. Taken from their earthen homeland. Mother’s nurture taken all. Floral bouquet starved of passion. Forced to hold on. Not to fall. © 2023 Lara Robins This unique one-off picture is part of a triptych painted in portrait, using acrylic on a stretched box-canvas panel. The sides of the panel are prepared in accordance with the picture itself, and the picture comes frameless, but ready for hanging.
Currently representative of three local art communities: Farnham Art Society, Winchester Art Club and the Downend Art Society, where I am respected and regularly exhibit. I transfer images of the natural world to paper or canvas, working in various media including. I am inspired by classic and abstract styles and I believe the marriage works. I truly hope that others feel the same when they view the results.