11 December 2012

Mornings with Mary ~ Day 11

Art Journal  

AT morn — at noon — at twilight dim —
Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and woe — in good and ill —
Mother of God, be with me still!
When the Hours flew brightly by,
And not a cloud obscured the sky,
My soul, lest it should truant be,
Thy grace did guide to thine and thee;
Now, when storms of Fate o’ercast
Darkly my Present and my Past,
Let my Future radiant shine
With sweet hopes of thee and thine!
                                             ~edgar allan poe

I painted this page last night,
for all of you.
And for Edgar.
And for Maria.


  1. so so beautiful - almost like a miniature book of hours! thank you and a blessed day to you

  2. So beautiful, Lisa! I've never read that poem before. Your painting captures the feeling so well. xox

  3. bella! what a wonderful piece.. xoxo

  4. Beautiful, Lisa - that raven says, "Nevermore fear. Nevermore alone."

  5. How have i missed this blessing of Mr Poe's? Simply adorned, she is now.

  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you! She is beautiful and I did not know that Edgar Allan Poe wrote a prayer to Mary. Wow.

  7. Very beautiful, I love her eyes. I never knew poe could write in such a touching way, very nice inspiration!

  8. I love, love, love this. I love the raven included in the painting. Outstanding art! And beautiful, gentle heart of the artist showing through.

  9. I am in awe of your talent. Beautiful art. I also enjoyed the Poe quote/prayer. I love what Delphyne said, too.xx

  10. Wonderful post and your painting is so beautiful ~ Poe quote ~ 'spot on' ~

    (A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

  11. Wonderful to see a page spread from your art journal! The poem fragment is a perfect match for the artwork and both are lovely and graced.

  12. This is a very moving piece. Great job. Evermore.

  13. Lisa,I love this image....and thank you for sharing these words!
    Happy Tuesday,

  14. Lisa, I've never read that poem. How interesting. I'll have to dig o ut my EAP book or two. Your painting is just beautiful. Thank you.

  15. And I deeply appreciate you taking the time last night to paint this and to send along the Edgar Allan Poe writing. I don't remember reading that way back when.

  16. Somewhere, somehow, Edgar is smiling. So is the Raven. :)

    Mary of the Menorah

  17. Mmmm...she is awesome...who would have thought that Edgar would have written about her so beautifully?

  18. This is such a subtle yet glorious piece. There is something very arresting about the eyes and the poem by Poe. They go together so well.

  19. Lisa, she is beautiful, as always. So calm and self-possessed. I never knew Poe wrote a poem like this. I love it!


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