Sisyphus


“Sisyphus” 2009 Encaustics 21×30

What more is there at the end than the harsh wind of words to recall the climb the myth a burden drives into bones as deeply as a life of work, the falling and the gathering up, the falling and the gathering up of hope and always something farther beyond the topmost rock I have known the withering and the giving in, the withering and the giving in to weakness always and the breath that comes easier after rolling back down into valleys, and the fog a child loses himself in purposely for the need to be unguarded, what I grope through even now, blindly downward, scrambling with the balding weight I carry for a time, drop and let roll, carry for a time, drop and let roll

Gary J. Whitehead

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4 thoughts on “Sisyphus

  1. I found your blog after seeing this painting on Google images. It is absolutely stunning. Do you license your work for corporate use? thanks!

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