Poetry & Art Therapy - Sweetpea
Journey of Hearts
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In celebration of National Poetry Day, October 22, 1998,
this beautiful combination of both Poetry and Art, illustrates the potential
therapeutic uses of both type of therapy.
The Poem, Sweetpea reminds us to stop and smell the flowers,
as does the motivation that the artist had for creating this beautiful graphic.
Poem by Sandra Romer
Graphic by Patricia Tavenner
I reach out and touch  
your scarlet face 
fragile perfect 
growing in a beautiful place 
a soft scent drifts in the breeze 
again you appear 
before the long winters freeze 
a sight to behold 
your color again so bold 
every year  
I wait for this day 
to come into the garden and say 
a flower in your usual flair 
and for a moment 
I haven't a care.  
 © Sandy Romer

About the Artist

Patricia Tavenner is an Art Faculty Member with University of California Extension Berkeley in San Francisco, Calirornia.  She has shown art works in over 350 exhibits in 25 countries, and is   Listed in Who's Who of American Art, World's Who's Who Art and is displayed in collections of Museum of Modern Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
I was fortunate enough to meet this accomplished artist during a Web Design course. She shared this beautiful creation with me.  Her inspiration for the Sweet pea is as follows: 

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Patricia Tavenner regarding her Artwork email her at:
Last updated October 20, 1998
The Sweetpea graphic is © 1998 by Patricia Tavenner, All rights reserved and used with permission.
The Poem, Sweetpea is © 1997 by Sandra Romer and used with permission.
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