Monday, December 22, 2008

VOICES *IF



Hear the voice nearby?
Her verse reveals her heart.

She sings to the world.
She sings to herself.
She sings to …you.

Hear the voice nearby.

This stanza is from a picture book I wrote and hope to finish the dummy soon. In, WHEN DAYS GET WASHED AWAY, a little Japanese girl is led by a familiar voice down a tranquil path beyond her village, through the woods to where she … well, to reveal anymore would spoil the ending. There are a few other stories as well set in prose for different cultures, however, the voice of the other stories belong to children. In this story I use the voice of wisdom which is traditionally found in Japanese death poetry. Although this is not haiku there are other forms that support my style of writing.

It’s just a sketch, but sometimes the sketches are my favorite.

8 comments:

joseph's art and stuff said...

Love the face and hair!

LudaChristian said...

yep, i like people's sketches better a lot of times! good stuff here.
-CE

Debra Cooper said...

Your sketch is beautiful and the story sound wonderful, good luck with it and hope to see it in the bookstore.

Anish Daolagupu said...

my favorite too.... beautiful even though its incomplete its complete.. merry christmas... :D

INDIGENE said...

What a beautiful sketch and it sounds like it's going to be a great story, too! Happy Holidays!

L. A. Stern said...

so lovely and sweet

Michelle Henninger said...

What a beautiful little girl! Lovely!

Sara said...

Challenging perspective! Her eyes are so lovely...