Transition

"Twilight, last day of winter", original oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, RVJart.com, Copyright 2015
“Twilight, last day of winter”

Transition

Too long and quickly have I lived to vow
The woe that stretches me shall never wane,
Too often seen the end of endless pain
To swear that peace no more shall cool my brow.
I know, I know- again the shriveled bough
Will burgeon sweetly in the gentle rain,
And these hard lands be quivering with grain-
I tell you only: it is Winter now.

What if I know, before the Summer goes
Where dwelt this bitter frenzy shall be rest?
What is it now, that June shall surely bring
New promise, with the swallow and the rose?
My heart is water, that I first must breast
The terrible, slow loveliness of Spring.

Dorothy Parker

"Vernal Pool", original oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, RVJart.com, Copyright 2015
“Vernal Pool”

 


These intimate paintings capture the fleeting transition from winter to spring in Vermont. Click on the images to see more about the context and genesis of these paintings.