Saturday, March 8, 2008


angel's heart
9.5" x 12.5"
ink and acrylic on paper

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's words describe precisely what I feel right now. I will let this sonnet speak for how my life has been "singing" for the past few days.

SONNET XLIII - Sonnets from the Portuguese

How do I love thee?

Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of everyday's

Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.

I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;

I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints,--I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life!--and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.


p.s. Thanks to Joel (a.k.a. Mcvie) I have decided that I will be giving out a work in celebration of my 100th posting in this blog. I'll be giving out the details on my next post.



Anonymous said...

Happy 100th post, Daniel. :)

I also love Elizabeth Barrett Browning's works. And shouldn't we all be in love all the time? In love with Life and this beautiful universe God gave us, that is.

palma tayona said...

@ Rhodora: Thank you! This is my 99th pa lang though. Funny how time flies... hehehe

and yes, we should all be in love, either with life, the people and things around us or with someone special. i am for all three. :-)

SeƱor Enrique said...

Beautifully soothing!

Agent Boytoy said...

hi palma tayona! salamat sa pagbisita sa blog ko! :) dabest itong mga drawings mo... galeng...

ingat ka parati.. gandang araw

john said...

i love how you make those cute angels:)

Nance said...

Hi Palma,
100th posting? well then, a bubbly is in order! :) congrats and may you have more 100's.

Coldman said...

napaka general naman?!

Ebb Tide said...

Like the ending of the poem- " I shall but love thee better after death." Aren't most artists loved when they are dead? Specially their paintings. Sorry, if the poem didn't make me feel romantic.

Sidney said...

Wonderful to be in love, no?
Congrats for your 100the post... up to 1000 !

Marcus: Bading Down Under said...

WOW!~ Really??? Free art work!?? Pwede bang ipadala sa Australia??? :-D

Actually, I am a HUGE fan! Keep up the good work and congratulations on reaching your 100th post...

(I know it's only 99, but let's not be pedantic, eh?)

the amateur ear said...

Uy, buti pa sya, in love!