Description 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Chasing the Horizon
Living in my forest, hiding from despair 'Neath a canopy of loneliness inside the walls of fear, Yet a single ray of happiness creeps into my room, Giving comfort in the darkness, Piercing brightly through the gloom. An enigmatic visitor, taunting me with hope, Dispelling all the demons with which I cannot cope, Like chasing the horizon or Saint Elmo's fire, Reaching out to touch and finding It not there. But am I really reaching, or pushing it away, Hiding in the shadows and Running from the day? Bitterness is easier, its path so well-defined, Uncluttered by the footprints of the Pain inside my mind. But for happiness we pay a price, if it's How we wish to live, For happiness the price we pay is What it costs to give. I have so much to offer but from here It's hard to see, So welcome you! my visitor, This time I will not flee. For in a different world - so different From this place, you've helped me see I've touched someone and brought a Smile to his face. Chasing the horizon is not such a futile task, When we set aside our fears and Take away the mask. It's then we know who loves us for what We are inside, Obscuring the horizon with the Rising of the tide. ~ 1997 Serendipity
This poem was written about and for me by the same person who christened me Venus deRhymer, a name I was once known by. Thank you, Joe, wherever you are.
Self-portrait in textured digital oils; taken from an original photograph shot September 5, 2011.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.