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Sandy Terry

Lightness of Being (Original Art)

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30" x 70" / 76.20cm x 177.80cm

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This painting is inspired by Alexander Thomas poem "The Unbearable Lightness of Being".

Watch Sandy Terry reading the poem here.

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

To life's reverent way the feather does fall,
Cast in a new pose I throw on this shawl,
As if a sculptor I chisel with my mallet,
As if a painter I mix colour from my palette.

With new eyes as far as I see beauty abounds,
With new ears from afar glorious sounds,
From the air all surround in life a sweet taste,
A tender touch to which nothing is waste.

We princes & princesses of immortal majesty,
A fountain to drink from man's mortal tragedy,
On Earth with shallow breath a passing glance,
For it is the arena of the stars where we dance.

I was given a golden sphere of searing heat,
To explode in brilliance if ever we meet,
A heavy weight I turned to silver from lead,
A free spirit my heart shall never be dead.