One fortunate day for me many months ago, a poet-artist-blogger named CALLI (click HERE) was posting for us every few days, the progress of a painting of "The Lady in RED". Well, (what else is new?) I fell in love with RED, and told Calli so.
Also I love the poetry with which she frequently teases, entices, cajoles and otherwise excites her readers. CALLI is a God-gifted artist (Art Site HERE), at times sensual, erotic, spiritual...and always full of beauty in her many works, and in her person.
She gifted me with "Lady in Red, henceforth named RED, and also a painted card (inset), and to the left of my computer is a Calli farm landscape in water-color. (Art Blog HERE).
On my computer screen (on bottom right) is a partial photo of Calli, my blogger-friend and much more. Below is a poetic attempt to publicly thank Calli. These words just seemed to flow a couple days ago, upon my receiving these wonderful presents. Calli thank you. I love you.
A piece of you is hanging directly
Above my computer on the wall
Just as you once said
Her name shall be RED.
A piece of you is here in our house
A Lady in Red
She is very pretty, questioning,
Dark, somewhat innocent.
A piece of your work, your creativity
Now lends her beauty to my blank wall
RED enhances this corner of my universe
Where I write, dream, meditate...and pray.
Yet she displays a disturbance
Lingering deep within her soul.
I will determine in time what this is:
Her mood, her secret love, her very life?
First perception at seeing Red Lady
Is that her expectations have
Not achieved the reality of a
Lasting and really profound LOVE
"Is this love, my lovely man,
Which marks my completion--
Is it mutual, reciprocative?"
For she is asking, "Do you truly love me?"
Red searches for depth
In her "other"--for his concept of
Her thought, her life, her Being:
And of these... his acknowledged understanding
Hours each day I spend
Searching the eyes of my LADY
Reading her questions. My friend
Calli--your creation, your work, your GIFT...
A piece of you is in our house
Before me is a reminder that
Though the world itself be a mess
One blessing undestroyed is tenderness.
Calli, a piece of you has embedded itself
In our home. Here she will preserve.
I am so certain to never comprehend,
Oh Calli--what EVER did I to deserve?
My gratitude, my thanks is simply
Overflowing, enough to pour out to others
Service, Hope, Prayer, and LOVE
And know, that in complete charge of all
...is God above.