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BUTTERFLY MAN

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Sleeping Horse

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Sea Turtle

A pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Orchid Dancer

After the wedding between Sophia Wood and Erik Saucedo

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

Story of the Marriage of Two Souls

The orchid dancer
worried all night
that the storm
would keep the two souls
from being married.

But the jumping waters
that dance into the sky
did not come.
The love of the village
was so great that it
pushed back the whirling winds.

The two souls were
finally married,
and everyone celebrated
long through the night.

An eagle had flown over
earlier that day
and told us it would be so.

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Swimmer

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Village

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Bird of Paradise

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Peace Figure

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Cosmic Mirror

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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Sherry Grant from Auckland New Zealand,

a classical musician and poet, sent Ethel a poem about one of her drawings:

Sherry Grant’s poem:

To Your Melody


By Sherry Grant (Op.2786)
2021-11-22


Utter magic! Webs of colours you freely spin,
Bittersweet young passion, time left beguiled,
Hesitant tears rush, sensation penetrates skin,
Hopelessly tangled knot, hearts racing wild.
At the edge of a dream two unicorns meet,
Sigh after sigh, clearer the shape of ecstasy,
Each ascension a fresh fountain so sweet,
This heaven built for you and me, our intimacy.


©️ Sherry Grant, Auckland, 2021-11-22, Op.2786
Inspired by ‘To Music’ by Franz Adolf Friedrich von Schober (Germany, 1796 – 1882) and
Alexander Scriabin‘s ‘The Poem of Ecstasy’ (Le Poème de l’extase), Op. 54
©️ ‘Song of Ecstasy’ (pastel) by Ethel Mortenson Davis (USA)
https://fourwindowspress.com/2012/01/14/song-of-ecstacy

Ethel Mortenson Davis’s drawing that inspired the poem:

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