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“Travel this Immensity” 20×20, oil on canvas, $320 Buy Now

I’ve been holding onto this poem, not sure what I would do with it. I thought, of course, that it would be a bird painting, and maybe it is except there is no bird. I guess, she’s just out of the frame of the painting in a world a little bit bigger than I can create.

Your World

by Georgia Douglas Johnson

 

Your world is as big as you make it

I know, for I used to abide

In the narrowest nest in a corner

My wings pressing close to my side

 

But I sighted the distant horizon

Where the sky-line encircled the sea

And I throbbed with a burning desire

To travel this immensity.

 

I battered the cordons around me

And cradled my wings on the breeze

Then soared to the uttermost reaches

with rapture, with power, with ease!