Blue Elephants

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Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

2 Elephant poems


Great mud beast cracked baked
Tusk trooping trunk trailing tank
Creased worried gentle.

The Elephant

The elephant is often blue
Sadly he will often brood
On all the carnage that he caused
Just by walking back and forth
His memory for which he’s famed
Fills him with appalling shame
For all who’s end he brought to close
And swiftly vacuumed with his nose.

7:17 PM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

Forgive me I have not been visiting ur blog lately...As much as I want ot..its been such hard time for me down here...Im just working on my exhibtion to help charitable Organization but things aree not working as Im anticipating...I just need all the good prayers right now..Yes I feel like an elephant right now all heavy locked in a body where it is ton heavier than my soul

best regards

7:42 PM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

By the way I really love the way you titled this painting as Blue Elephand and the painting so powerful

7:52 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Thanks Nasra sounds like you've got more important things on your mind, that you found time to visit means a lot

8:23 PM  
Blogger Lorena said...

this is so adorable as well as the poems. love the eyes on the elephant. very expressive.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Brood Mode said...

awesome! this is a beauty. loved the poems too...

5:35 AM  
Blogger . : A : . said...

Did you make this?

Very nice.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

I will never see an elephant in quite the same way. Thanks for the expanded vision!

4:34 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Lorena, eye love drawing eyes, its my favourite bit, if that bit works everything else seems to turn out ok

Thank-you Brood Mode

Yes A I did, I have a bit of an elephant fixation so I'm always drawing them, glad you liked it

Patry, hope my vacume cleaner nose hasn't put you off them He He

5:58 PM  
Blogger Aisha said...

amazing pic... What do you use here? water colours or oils?

re to ur comment: i bot a hell of lot of things. mostly clohtes coz i can actually find clohtes MY size here in jkt (im incredibly... petite (to put it nicely!lol)) ... electronics too coz theyre cheaper here in jkt... and thngs for my friends back ... and DVDs its amazingly hard to find genuine DVDs here... got tons of pirated ones and theyre like super cheap here. I must have like 50 plus movies now! :)
Mostly, coz we're leaving, EVERYONE is inviting us to lunch n dinner. Its terrrrribly boring for me coz i have be 'nice' and endure all talk of 'oh ok.. she's 23... so this is the right age for marriage no? Are your parents looking for a boy? You know at your age i already had 2 kids' blah blah blah.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Hi Aisha, thanks

The elephants are drawn in pastel, it's what I use most.
that sonds like hard work, a relative of mine was always telling me to have kids she drove me mad when I was young, needless to say since I had them she can't be bothered to visit, unlike all the people who didn't insist I had them. People are funny

6:57 PM  
Blogger Shubhodeep said...

brilliant. i loved the drawing.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Shubhodeep P thank-you

7:24 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

urk that number

7:25 PM  
Blogger gulnaz said...

i just loved the painting, the baby is so adorable and so vulnerable too....the leg of the mama elephant was a wonderful idea, lending security and refuge.
the poem is fantastic too...elephants are such amazing animals and they carry this look of sadness in their eyes but an agry elephant can kill too.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Thanks Gulnaz, yes they are amazing beasts, gentle yet capable of killing you even by accident

12:22 PM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

If I ever do publish the Fekenham thingy then I want you to do the illustrations.
Bloody brilliant.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Carbanion Tolodine said...

I love the picture, you have a lot of skills. And you write always good poem. You are one of the best for that. Take care of yourself.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

CJ I've told you I'll hold you to it, are there many elephants in Fekenham?

Carbanion Tolodine thank-you nice to hear from you again

10:11 PM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

Have I ever told you about Bertram Barrelfop the local Fekenham Zoo Keeper? Man alive he has a herd of Elephants t h i s BIG!

5:33 PM  
Blogger Carbanion Tolodine said...

I come from time to time but i don't have anything to say except that's all wonderfull. And i'm glad that i can read you again on my blog. Take care of your self.

11:15 PM  
Blogger Queen Neetee said...

Wonderful poems and painting! Elephants are very difficult to paint...but not for you!

7:11 AM  
Blogger Amie said...

vacuumed with his nose-?! well i hope i wouldn't be. lol. very nice poems. and pretty cool pic as well sue!

3:30 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

CJ thats one you've got to write

Carbanion you are most welcome

Q Neetee your painting is beautiful, I stared at it for ages

Amie couldn't help myself it's the monkey in me

8:12 PM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Hi- I've been slowly working my way through a wealth of poetry and writing blogs I've happily discovred in the past few months. I've seen your comments on the others' blogs, but time is finite!

I like that you write for kids, too. Nice light poems about such large animals.

I'm a visual artist, too :) (several mediums such as painting, paste, photography, collage, and jewelry design). I particularly like the way you captured the folds on the elephants' skin. I can feel them through my eyes. :)

Enjoyed. I'll be back.
SilvermOON aka Green-Eyed Lady

9:48 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Green Eyed Lady, so glad you like my picture it's one of my favorites I've never been able to part with it. I would love to see some of your stuff do you post it? I will pop over to see

6:51 PM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Hi Sue,
I made a typo in my comment above and meant that I paint in "Pastel" not paste lol! Yes, I post my artwork, but currently there are only a few photographs on my site because I'm in the midst of redesigning my blogs, trying to combine them or link them better.

I'll let you know when my paintings are posted again. Currently, I'm very busy preparing for several holiday art shows, so blog website redesign is on hold. My professional website is not linked yet... I understand about holding onto a favorite painting. I adore the zoo and animals.

I wrote a post called "In Tree-ging" and posted a favorite pastel of mine. That painting had metaphorically glued itself to my wall :). I only will part with prints of it.

4:19 AM  
Blogger DeeM said...

wow, thats really amazing, as is your poems! :)

4:50 PM  

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