Piccolo Girl Oil on Canvas 36 x 24 in 2009

Piccolo Girl
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 in
2009

Walking along a country path
the sun playing hide
and seek with cumulus clouds
cools and warms my soul
while the path bends and coils
along soft hills
barely covered by grass
and the tall grasses by the side
bending and bowing
at the wind’s command
and riding on those same winds
the distant waxing and waning
with the sinuous rhythm
of the skies
and somewhere hidden
under those same clouds
standing by her puppy’s side
the girl plays a melody
on her wooden piccolo
blowing lightly with her mouth
as her dexterous fingers
move up and down like waves
mimicking the very breeze
upon which those melodic notes ride.

Saúl Balagura Nov. 2009