Posted on 11/03/2014 at 9:53pm

Against a brilliant blue sky,

Ancient stone buildings glow golden in the afternoon sun.

Beautiful people are found wallowing in sidewalk cafe’s staring blindly at the ancient beauty that surrounds them.

History is bleeding from every corner, bound up in rags of modern canopy, which calls this American tourist to join the throng.

Baguette? Crepe? Espresso? Fill me, satisfy my hunger with your culture and only then, divulge your dreaded underworld of yesterdays

Open these eyes to what is hidden within the cobblestone streets now baring only languishing frivolity on their worn surfaces

I secreted myself  into the crumbling ruins of the ancient Roman Coliseum and the bustling city Forum because I have always wanted what only they can share.

I now hold so tightly to the very light that I found dancing in their corners.  What I take will become an integral part of this 21st century artists life.

Now I share the city of roman ruins where Van Gogh splattered his paint

With all those who stumble into me.

“Arles” Oil on Linen 36″x48″ 2017



  1. bob snider says:

    Sharon….wonderful memories brought to life again by your elegant words that drip like paint to form the images of Arles.

    • shaveart says:

      Thank you so much for your comments! Your presence with us made the memories that much more wonderful. You are an amazing artist yourself, and it was an honor to have you with us!

  2. Linda Hudson says:

    A Masterpiece!

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