Sunday, September 20, 2015

POMEGRANATE LADIES - at the end of their journey their bellies are full

Pomegranate Ladies - 50x70cm - 2014 - acrylic on stretched canvas

Once when I was living in the heart of a pomegranate, I heard a seed saying, “Someday I shall become a tree, and the wind will sing in my branches, and the sun will dance on my leaves, and I shall be strong and beautiful through all the seasons.”
Then another seed spoke and said, “When I was as young as you, I too held such views; but now that I can weigh and measure things, I see that my hopes were vain.”
And a third seed spoke also, “I see in us nothing that promises so great a future.”
And a fourth said, “But what a mockery our life would be, without a greater future!”
Said a fifth, “Why dispute what we shall be, when we know not even what we are.”
But a sixth replied, “Whatever we are, that we shall continue to be.”
And a seventh said, “I have such a clear idea how everything will be, but I cannot put it into words.”
Then an eighth spoke, and a ninth, and a tenth, and then many–until all were speaking, and I could distinguish nothing for the many voices.
And so I moved that very day into the heart of a quince, where the seeds are few and almost silent.

The Madman by Khalil Gubran


  1. omgoodness...I loved reading this Yael, how humoress, and astute! and I LOVE your ingenuity...pomegranate DELIGHTFUL, I shan't eat them, my favorite, I shall savor perusing them. SUCH FINERY! ;))))))))))))))

  2. Beautiful and very creative! :)

  3. I can hear they chanting and chanting!! Creative and fun!

  4. I love Khalil Gubran, was a brilliant man. Absolutely beautiful painting too Yael.

  5. Yael, you have a beautiful and
    cheerful painting made
    also the text of Khalil Gubran
    good to read .............
    Greetings Christiene.

  6. such a wonderful quote to consider
    your art is so beautiful and fun too