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Quiet Revolution (0907) by WayneBenedet Quiet Revolution (0907) by WayneBenedet
When I named this piece, it was because of the way that winter sometimes comes to the prairie, no big storm, just a slow slide into colder and colder weather.  However, when my friend Sarai saw it, the result for her was a creative flash. In that space, she created the poem that is now attached.  As you can see, this image conjured very different impressions for her than it did for me.  But that is what creativity is about.

This is the second Collaboration that Sarai and I have worked on.  I hope for many many more but it is not something we force.  Rather we allow our creativity to happen, and when it does, it seems to me that the results are really quite exceptional.  I hope you enjoy her work.

Thank you Sarai, it is a joy as always.


Quiet Revolution

by :iconundauntedifly: 

Quiet RevolutionsThe creeks ran red that year and the trees were leveled.
The endlessly stretching plains seemed even more desolate,
burning under a blackened sky.
Brothers killed brothers, mothers were left to bury their sons.
The winter storms never cease, they just pause for a breath.
The ice crunched beneath boots, decaying spirits wandering.
The creeks ran red with the blood of revolutionaries,
the snow stained with bloody footprints, desolation in the wake,
the earth scarred beyond recognition.
Brother was buried by the creek, a lonesome tree as a marker.
Left that place, but never truly left it, soaked into the ground.
Revolutions are hardly ever quiet.



The creeks ran red that year and the trees were leveled.
The endlessly stretching plains seemed even more desolate,
burning under a blackened sky.

Brothers killed brothers, mothers were left to bury their sons.
The winter storms never cease, they just pause for a breath.
The ice crunched beneath boots, decaying spirits wandering.

The creeks ran red with the blood of revolutionaries,
the snow stained with bloody footprints, desolation in the wake,
the earth scarred beyond recognition.

Brother was buried by the creek, a lonesome tree as a marker.
Left that place, but never truly left it, soaked into the ground.
Revolutions are hardly ever quiet.


(Thank you Sarai)

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sauldario7 Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is amazing!!
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:iconkebeca1690:
The red river uprising come to mind....
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:iconvikingjon:
vikingjon Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Brooding.
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peterpateman Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm really liking these trees Wayne. Interesting collaboration, when paired with the poem and the title, the image takes on a different meaning from my first impressions.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
Hey Peter,

I I named the print I was thinking of how winter sometimes comes to the prairie, no storm, no power or grandeur, just a slow process.  Sarai took the title and allowed her creativity to develop it into something else.  We were both quite pleased with the result, even though we both started from very different places.
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peterpateman Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The different perspectives can be a good thing for collaborations, I hope to see more.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
 I hope for more too Peter, but Sarai and I kind have a deal....no pressure, it has to come naturally.  Our hope/dream it to get enough together so we can publish a coffee table book.  We will see how it goes.
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zaccool14 Nov 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very amazing view
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cybelemoon Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just keep looking at this one ... over and over.  Something about it just grabs at me.  I feel I relate to the picture/the tree.  I've not read the literature yet.  
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cybelemoon Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The literature is also very fitting!  Wow!
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