“Genius is intensity.” Honore Balzac.

Robert Reid, Fleur de Lis, 1895-1900
Robert Reid, Fleur de Lis, 1895-1900 Courtesy davidsartoftheday.blogspot.com

But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall,
And, baffled, get up and begin again–
So the chase takes up one’s life, that’s all.

–Robert Browning.

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  1. Cecile says:

    What an absolutely gorgeous painting – I’ve never seen anything quite like it!! ; o )

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  2. I love the Brownings. The zest for life!

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  3. Wow a double whammy! Great art and poetry! Love it!!! 🙂 ❤

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    1. How did I not know this painting before? I’m madly in love with it! My mother has always loved irises so it reminds me of her.

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      1. Awwww! That’s sweet❣😊🌹

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  4. Gorgeous painting and a personal credo to take to heart. Most good things are not easily attained and everything good is worth working for. Of course Browning said it much better.

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