Murmur in the Trees.
A Murmur in the Trees IV ©John O’Grady 2014
Oil on Panel, 10″x 10″

You can watch an edited video of me making the painting below which is the fourth in a series directly inspired by the magical poem by Emily Dickinson.

A Murmur in the Trees – to note

A Murmur in the Trees – to note –
Not loud enough – for Wind –
A Star – not far enough to seek –
Nor near enough – to find –

A long – long Yellow – on the Lawn –
A Hubbub – as of feet –
Not audible – as Ours – to Us –
But dapperer – More Sweet –

A Hurrying Home of little Men
To Houses unperceived –
All this – and more – if I should tell –
Would never be believed –

Of Robins in the Trundle bed
How many I espy
Whose Nightgowns could not hide the Wings –
Although I heard them try –

But then I promised ne’er to tell –
How could I break My Word?
So go your Way – and I’ll go Mine –
No fear you’ll miss the Road.

I would love to hear what you think.