Sunday, March 14, 2021

February

February ~ L'assemblage by Michael Douglas Jones  ©2021
Original artwork SOLD at Gallery 322 


    Cold and dreary February; ice and cold wind blow. Inside, warm, on frigid Frederick days, sets the mind to Valentines, and grade school parties, with shy young boys, giving their candy hearts to their one Valentine girl; the girl whose card was so hard to choose, the only one they signed with love.  And after school, alone at home, sitting, staring at the card that came from her.  It is handled so very carefully, for months and months, so not to smudge the name.  But finally, that most important card is lost with age, as are the loves, and dreams of youth.

    I lost a lot while growing up, and wondered if I might find it again, that total love, one feels at youth, but February reassures me when Valentines for you are so very hard to choose, and the only one I signed my name to, underneath  I Love You.


Court Street, Frederick in Spires


 


 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Leaving You at Sundown

Sundown Road ~ L'assemblage by Michael Douglas Jones  ©2021
Original artwork available at Gallery 322 



Leaving; riding beside the split-rail toward the sundown road. In the crisp winter air, the smell of oakwood smoke fades; the warmth of your whisper still wrapped like wool around me.


 


Sunset on Sundown Road, Laytonsville, Maryland. January 15


 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

WINGS

 

WINGS ~ L'assemblage by Michael Douglas Jones  ©2021
Original artwork SOLD at Gallery 322 


Butterfly emerges

when it can no longer hide its wings.




Monday, February 22, 2021

Ride the High Wheel

Ride the High Wheel ~ L'assemblage by Michael Douglas Jones  ©2021
Original artwork SOLD at Gallery 322 




    In the veiled light of predawn, I ride the high wheeler from Market Street, south toward the Monocacy river bridge, past the cornfield and Queen Anne’s lace, into the fog fa├žade, the grey above green, a watercolor wash atop the cover crops, as quiet as a cloud.