"ARROYO"

A dry channel through which water flows intermittently and irregularly. Kind of like this blog.

My art is an infectious need for me, sometimes a burden but most often a blessing.

This blog is about me and my obsessions, my loves, my need to create and my need of JUNK. I'm addicted to thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and all roads leading off the beaten track to discover that perfect piece of junk. I recycle old license plates, old shovels, wheelbarrows, saw blades and anything else that's funky using my hand held plasma cutter. I love working with steel, sculpting, photography, watercolor painting, stained glass, and turning everyday utilitarian objects into art. Junked cars ~ I will always veer off the path to search out the beautiful wrecked Arroyo JunKers throughout Arizona, New Mexico and anywhere else the road may lead. When I'm not searching for those JunKers
I ~ RESURRECT ~ STEEL

Friday, October 5, 2012

The RAVENs



Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at chamber door - 

Only this, and nothing more."
Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow, - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
Nameless here for evermore.
..............
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out the shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - Nevermore!


before & after

8 comments:

Luthien said...

OOO!! Awesome poem and even more awesome ravens! perfect for the coming H season :)

Anonymous said...

SZQ - this is a simple yet poignant and beautiful work. Love it. B

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Oh so delicious - all of it! hugs, Donna

Bohemian said...

I always Loved Vincent Price reading Edgar Allen Poe! Your Creations paying Homage to The Raven are Fab!

Dawn... The Bohemian

SooZeQue said...

LT,LD,D: Thanks for the comments - D: hope to see you at the DBG next week!

Bohemian said...

Just received your Comment and is the DBG Show THIS weekend the 13-14 or next weekend? Don't wanna miss it! Princess T and I will be having our Girl's Day Out tomorrow so it would be perfect if it were this weekend... but even if it's next weekend I would Plan to Calendar it... definitely want to meet you in person and see your Amazing Creations!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Bohemian said...

Thanks for the Show Info for next weekend, I've Calendared it. The G-Kid Force Love the Gardens and I'm a Member so I can bribe them to attend Gramma's Show part of the trek so long as they get to see the Tadpoles and Butterflies, plus grind Mesquite Beans into Flour in the Garden! *LOL* Kids are so easy to Please. Maybe that's why I remained a Big Kid at Heart, I enjoy the Simple Pleasures of Life too and just Beholding anything and everything Beautiful is pure Bliss to me.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Barry said...

SZQ - that Raven though iot looks great in the black I can imagine it rusting and taking on mottled colours of rust and gold. Beautiful work as always. B

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