Mind Vs. Heart: Poetry in Art

Mt. Mayon on a Starry Night.  Digital Painting on a Samsung Galaxy A8

          I imagined a Mayon volcano with stars and the blurry Milky Way shortly after making two star-less versions (link to images here).  I could almost hear Bourdillon's poem as I was swiftly tapping with a tiny stylus.

        Bourdillion's short poem has, for me, encapsulated in two short, simple stanzas the profound relationship between the glories of the mind and the power of the heart.

THE NIGHT has a thousand eyes,
  And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
  With the dying sun.
The mind has a thousand eyes,        
  And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
  When love is done.
William Francis Bourdillon


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