the light is winning

“Enclosed Field with Rising Sun” by Vincent van Gogh
“Enclosed Field with Rising Sun” by Vincent van Gogh

Over lowland, over snow and tundra
span arches, raised by the rising sun.
See: the light is winning!
And the stream is streaming
towards open minds
and towards seeds dreaming
of growth.
~ Einar Skjæraasen
(The Nordic Light)

20 thoughts on “the light is winning”

  1. This is one of my favorite paintings of the legendary artist Vincent van Gogh. Such depth, texture and priceless beauty. Beautiful words that flows so sweetly. Thank you for today’s inspiration. Have a blessed day my friend…God bless you always.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the combination, my friend! Sending you many heartfelt blessings and well wishes, too…

  2. Hi Barbara. Van Gogh is one of my favorites. I love the way he captures the light with his brush strokes. ‘the light is winning’ is an uplifting line. Jane

    1. Looks like Van Gogh is still very popular, Jane. It’s that time of year now when I start feeling more aware that indeed, the light is winning!

    1. It’s very foggy here this morning, Laurie, but the sun has promised to come out and win over this day!

    1. Thankfully the light does always win! There is something striking about this painting – it’s vibrant without being blinding somehow…

  3. Hi Barbara, This is exactly what I was just reflecting upon. After our snowstorm, now the sky is blue, the evergreens are gently moving in light wind, and the light the light…it says Spring! Thanks for your beautiful work, as always. Ellen

    1. You’re welcome, so happy this resonated with you, Ellen! Spring is in the air for sure, although something feels strange because we didn’t really have a winter this year. All the same, I’m starting to plan my garden.

    1. It will, Kathy, I promise, even on the Upper Peninsula! Sending you a stream of light to grow your dreams…

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