The Spark

Lake at Dawn – Image c Lynda Lehmann



Creativity is the tiny voice that sings “I am” in the gloom of  darkest night.  

It is the song of the soul revealing itself, reveling in tiny moments of truth.

Creativity is the pulse that quivers with hope

in the rubble of man’s discontent

and the flame of commitment in the rearing of a child.

Creativity lays a gentle sheen

on the tired world on a moonless night, 

filling hollows and thickets and stark rooms

with murmurs of quiet inspiration.

Creativity quells the thirst for empty pleasures

and rides the waves of painful days.  

It fills old wounds and heals them.

It lights and smooths the steepest path.

It is the balm of my soul,

my intention, my purpose and passion.

Creativity is the Light of my life.

– Poem c Lynda Lehmann 2011

Solitude – Image c Lynda Lehmann

NOTE: All images and text on this blog are copyrighted material, and may be used only with written permission, except where syndication rights have been granted. All other rights reserved. Please visit my sites at or if you would like to see my acrylic paintings and more of my photography and digital art. You can find a list of my other sites and links in my Peripheral Vision blog’s sidebar. I hope you enjoyed your visit!

About Lynda Lehmann

I'm an abstract painter and photographer with a passion for color and the forms of nature. Even as a child, I felt awed by the wonders of nature. As an adult, I know that my love of beauty has inspired my life. My photography is realistic, but my paintings are abstract. In painting, I'm drawn to subjects of ambiguity and mystery, more than to recognizable scenes, and I love the freedom and musicality of abstract work. To me, it's more fun to see 'what isn't' than to see 'what is.' I have shown my art in numerous juried group and solo shows in the New York area. You can view my paintings, nature photography and digital art at my sites. Please visit my "Peripheral Vision" blog at to see a listing of my art sites and links to my articles and writing about creative process. I'm now selling my art on a wide of array of great Zazzle products, and you can find them at my five shops, with more to come!
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