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My Own Heart Landscape


Soft shades of pinks and browns with pale turquoise highlights create a subtle landscape. At the end of the day, the sky glows as the sun slides behind the horizon line. Excerpts from Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem "My Own Heart Let Me More Have Pity On" reminds the viewer to face the evening with mercy, the personal type that quiets an unpleasant inner voice. 


The painting was created with cold wax and oil on a 24" x 24" wood  panel that is 2" deep. The sides are treated with a matte cream wash, and the piece is signed and dated on the back. D-ring and wire finish the piece.


My Own Heart will be ready to ship on July 1.


The poem, in full, reads:


My own heart let me more have pity on; let

Me live to my sad self hereafter kind,

Charitable; not live this tormented mind

With this tormented mind tormenting yet.

I cast for comfort I can no more get

By groping round my comfortless, than blind

Eyes in their dark can day or thirst can find

Thirst’s all-in-all in all a world of wet.


Soul, self; come, poor Jackself, I do advise

You, jaded, let be; call off thoughts awhile

Elsewhere; leave comfort root-room; let joy size

At God knows when to God knows what; whose smile

‘s not wrung, see you; unforeseen times rather—as skies

Betweenpie mountains—lights a lovely mile.