... to the blessed, You​​​​
are clear serenity and quiet rest.
To see You is their goal.
The Consolation of Philosophy
I have had dreams of absolute delight
Beyond all waking bliss, only of grass,
Flowers, wind ...
-George MacDonald
The Diary of an Old Soul
My cocoon tightens, colors tease,
I'm feeling for the air;
A dim capacity for wings
Degrades the dress I wear.
-Emily Dickinson
'From The Chrysalis'
I have only two hands and a heart
to hold the desert and the sea.
-Kathleen Raine
'The Moment'
Lampless the way, yet luminous the soul.
-C. Gouverneur Hoffman
'Meditation on the Berkshire Downs'
contact me

Hello. I'm Isabel, and I'm glad you found me.

I go on singing
Gabriela Mistral's
Decalogue of the Artist

Be taut, my spirit, close upon and keep
The scent, the brooding chill, the gliding fire-fly,
A poem learned before I fall asleep.
-Sara Teasdale
'Clear Evening'

some projects & poems
various images used with permission by Elizabeth Milne

fairy tale art & cards
throes of light
Amado Nervo translation project
New Testament portraits
some other poems