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Contemporary paintings in light by Bernd Jansons



Unless already sold, all paintings on display on this website are available for purchase. Original works are limited to one reproduction only. You can also make a small donation towards the upkeep of the gallery.

 
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Metaphor

Bernd Jansons : May 1, 2017 10:49 am : Featured, Poetry

There is a large Manchurian Pear tree just outside my window. It is deciduous. As I watch, brownish-yellow leaves drop to the ground around it; sometimes singly, sometimes in groups smitten by a sudden gust of wind. Soon, the last leaf will fall and the tree will be bare. Another generation will have been and gone. Until the next one.

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The Drowning Mind

Bernd Jansons : June 3, 2013 9:34 am : Featured, Poetry

Lost for words in a sea of thoughts
As swirling and tossing just beyond reach
They surge past and crash ungrasped
Upon rocks of impotent utterance
Beyond the ken of the drowning mind.

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Red Sun in the Morning

Bernd Jansons : November 20, 2011 6:09 pm : Featured, Poetry

Unsheathed at break of day in crimson flooding light
Sailor, beware the red sun coiling in the bearded morning dew
and know the eternal storm waits beyond the sweetly smothered berth
where dark dreams twist disturbed within the tethered chrysalis
and deep still waters rage monstrously to engulf the bladed spirit
whose choice becomes to drown of thirst or drink the salty brine
of unrelenting normality and endlessly miscarried expectation.

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