Guest Posting

I know, I know, it’s been a while. Rest assured, I have been writing… it just hasn’t been for The Pear Tree blog. One of the things I’ve been working on will be revealed in due time, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a link to a guest post I did over on an online publication called Spectrum.

It’s a spiritually based, art-themed reflection, so if you’re into either of those things you might enjoy it. I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments section over there. Mr. Pear Tree and his artwork are also mentioned and the above painting, which now belongs belongs to my old friend Wendy Trim (who edits the section I contributed to), also makes a cameo.

Click on over, here.

I do miss our interaction, and will make every effort to be regular again in the near future.

In the meantime, feel free to leave any updates below about what YOU’VE been up to (enquiring minds want to know)!

– Words by Lori-Anne Poirier

– Image by Kyle L. Poirier

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  1. Dear L-A’s Enquiring Mind,

    I have too much thinking time on my hands as I recuperate from a bout of pneumonia. I confess, I am enjoying it, despite the unfortunate side-effects! (Wouldn’t it be nice to have all this time away from regular routines, AND be in the prime of health?!) But I have been wondering what all I can get up to once I’m well again. And one of the things I want to do more of is write…so watch this space. Tell me more about your writing, too, please.

    EMP, sending a pre-spring hug

  2. At the risk of taking up too much comment-space, here’s what I wrote over at Spectrum:

    Thank you for these insights, Lori-Anne. I will gleefully (gratefully) share this post with my artist(e) friends.

    Recently I taught a couple of poems written by Gerard Manley Hopkins to my college students (I teach Eng. Lit. in Cochrane, AB), and two poems stood out that week, “Pied Beauty” and “God’s Grandeur”:

    “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil…”

    After reading your words, I went back and reread the poet’s works of art, and the following stanza from “Pied Beauty” begs to be shared here:

    “Glory be to God for dappled things–
    For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
    For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
    Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
    Landscape plotted and pieced–fold, fallow, and plough;
    And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim…”

    You ask:
    “But could making art be a form of worship? A way of paying homage to the ultimate artist? The original master?”

    I think GMH answers your question in the last line of his poem:
    “He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
    Praise him.”


  3. Thanks again Lori-Anne for taking the time to write a beautiful and thoughtful article for me.

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