Between Worlds by Lisa Noble: published in Longing for Bohemia a self published chap book about art and artists. This piece was performed live with Poets West.


Vincent loved the Japanese and the way they painted with living lines of ink on silk or rice paper. Living strokes of paint, texture, color pathos. Moments when the light of Province allowed the artist to stand between two worlds. In the quiet orchard outside of Arsles, free at times from the cadmium madness to paint and paint and paint. 

On a starry night, his heart in Japan, the rain falls on a red bridge as a lover adjusts her kimono.

He gave us the color of Paris at night. He gave us Irises, incandescent blue. Vincent gathered sunflowers to his room and taught himself to paint and paint and paint.

He gave all he had to give: light of a time long gone, light of his life and soul. Vincent gave freely, all he had to give: light of living lines on a starry night.


About lisasstories2013

Lisa Noble is a published writer and artist. Her stories, poems and art work have appeared in the following: Poet's West Journal, The Sound, Sage Woman, The Beltane Papers, Mixed Metaphors by the Seattle Art Museum, Voices of Choice, 33 Angel Times, Metro's Paint me a Poem: as part of Metro's 1999 Poetry on Buses Lisa's poem: "Low on the North West Food Chain: was featured on several Metro Buses. Since 2006 Lisa has been a regular contributor to We'Moon publications. Lisa is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and is the author of the 3-part Charman Chronicles series. Book one: "The Charman Chronicles: The Book of Fire" Is available on in book and Kindle form. (See Frieda Cramer's book review on the Kindle display!) Lisa's motto is: Support Literacy, Read to a Kid" thus the theme of this blog which will feature her favorite children's stories. Lisa has also self published two chapbooks and is the creator of the "Halfway to Babylon" project slated to come out in 2014. Lisa has shown her art work in group and solo exhibitions. Most recently being a part of the "Artful Henna" exhibition at the Art Not Terminal Gallery curated by Kree Arvanitas and Jeannie Lewis. View Lisa's work on her on-line shop: and on this blog.

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