Saturday, December 22, 2007

Illustration Friday: HORIZON

What a great prompt word! Wish I had time to do more than this playing-around-on-smooth-paper-I-found-in-my-desk sketch. Inspired by Simon & Garfunkel's "Old Friends," which came on right as I started drawing.

Old friends,
Old friends
Sat on their park bench
Like bookends.
A newspaper blown though the grass
Falls on the round toes
Of the high shoes
Of the old friends.

Old friends,
Winter companions,
The old men
Lost in their overcoats,
Waiting for the sunset.
The sounds of the city,
Sifting through trees,
Settle like dust
On the shoulders
Of the old friends.

Can you imagine us
Years from today,
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange
To be seventy.
Old friends,
Memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fears


  1. This has such great movement and vibration to it!

  2. Sad, but very beautiful, I like it. I love the ilo about backwards´topic too.
    And thanks for your comment on my blog!



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