Art – Poetry – Sarah Beth Guimond and S. M. Nevermore

For our 2017 Art & Poetry pairing, one pairing was with artist Sarah Beth Guimond and poet S. M. Nevermore.

Here are the works they created!

Sarah Beth provided this painting to S. M.:

dimensions: 9″ x 12″

In response, S. M. wrote the following poem:

Lady of the Sea

Lady of the sea
You can’t tempt me.
With your song so graceful and sweet
You enchant all you meet.

Your grace the waters so blue
Underwater enchantment too good to be true.
For those who claim to see
You would gladly disagree.

For you are a fleeting shadow
One with the waves drifting to and fro.
Hide amongst the fish
For you are a hunter’s greatest wish.

Luring sailors to rocky shore
They have no idea what’s in store.
A beacon of darkness
A lullaby trap oh so heartless.

Queen of the sea
You tempt sailors that see.
With your song so graceful and sweet
You keep all that you meet.

The second half of this pairing involved S. M. giving Sarah Beth a poem as a starting point. S. M. provided this poem:

It’s Too Late

Your kind have no respect.
Can’t you hear my cry?
You tear at my hair,
You rip at my skin,
You blacken and drain me of my tears.

Oh creatures of hate and destruction,
Your time is coming to an end.
I rage and I fight,
I’ll take back what’s mine.
You have no say.

I will protect my children.
The ones you beat,
They can’t speak but they can feel.

Leave us alone!
You think only of yourselves.
You kill,
You destroy,
You take but never give back.

Your time is near.
Your time will end.
I will protect myself.
I will never nurture you again.
You don’t deserve me anymore.

I will be free.
Like a lioness ready to strike,
Like a wolf I’m ready to bite.
I am a Goddess.
I am life.

I am the Earth you killed.

In response, Sarah Beth created this painting:

dimensions: 16W x 20L x 5D

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