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The roses alongside the housebloom in the captivity of a prearranged pattern, the vision of a small mind more concerned with neat and tidy than with nature. I wonder if they know the heartache of the unfree espaliered to the whims of power. I would like to free them to bloom in whatever way best suits the nature of their being, but am afraid they have grown too rigid and brittle with age to do anything but break after being tethered so long to such an artificial construct.
And so, in my selfish craving for their beauty and their scent I leave the roses as they are: prisoners of what never should have become familiar and is now a necessity.
I know something of brittleness and the rigidity of fear. It has taken me most of my life to escape the cross on which, like those roses, I was crucified - all of us sacrifices to the narrowness of ignorant convenience.
I never was, nor will be, as beautiful, even in their captivity, as those blossoms, but I have known something they never will: the intoxication of growing freely in my own wild way.
2017 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Trellised roses display their summer beauty in evening twilight.
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.