Monday, March 10, 2008


hey a door . . . lets go through

looks scary over there

but theres flowers

just remember the last time

wasnt that bad, we only died once!

true, but I didnt like it

but here we are safe and sound once again

lets keep it that way

im goin in


Wild Garden Gate
by Ginger Cook
A Houston artist who uses stucco
and other media for a nice depth-effect


  1. What a delightful painting! Your words match wonderfully. I like this very much.

  2. Honestly Goatman, dying once was well enough for me thank you! I'm really not looking forward to the next and most likely last time for this life.

    It go against my better judgement to tempt the fates as I am likely to do.

    What's your reasoning?
    I'm always trying to save things I can't see myself.

    Take Care,

  3. Good evening Goatman,
    As usual I love the words you use, and the picture is great lovely :)

  4. Beautiful painting! Enjoyed the poem as well... thank you!

  5. Nice post nice artwork

    lets go through...that's right!

    PS =---Born on a Cree reservation in Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Buffy Sainte-Marie was adopted and raised in Maine and Massachusetts. She received a Ph.D. in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts. She also holds degrees in both Oriental Philosophy and teaching, influences which form the backbone of her music, visual art and social activism.

  6. i want to come in through that door and explore what lies there...
    thank you

  7. Hey, love the dialogue style and love the image too. I'd be going in...even if it meant I died a second death!

  8. Oh, I love that gate and the poem is beautiful. Thank you for sharing

  9. Beautiful artwork, I am inspired by it, want to do some NOW! Your words ring a bell, sounds just what I heard at the gate I think, good writing Goatman!

    I will have to check out this Artist too.

  10. err ... goosebump here

    interesting point of view from another guy who prefer to go in.

  11. I love it! You are back!
    And I did throw out the "gravestone" *lol* and threw in some Stratocoaster, instead ;-)

  12. Ei! where have you been?!!! grr...

    Nice poem, and the picture, it blends

    I'm glad you're back!

  13. Happy Easter Holiday

    (( hug ))

  14. You got a question over at my blog ... if You got the time? ;-)


  15. Goodevening Goatman, it's lovely to hear from you, hope you have been well! thank you so much for your comment on my site(I have left you a message there as well) :>

  16. Happy Easter, Goatman! I'd be going through the gate as and sound can be boring. lol

    Thanks for the heads up about Ginger Cook.

  17. Hi Goatman, I just read your comment (thank you for visiting) and alas, no I have no idea, but I will ask DC my husband, he is much more knowledgeable than me and let you know as soon as I can.

    The other ditch is my audio blog Middle Ditch, quirky tales of village life. Each episode is between four and six minutes long. You might like it. It is also broadcast on a French radio station for the expats living there.

  18. Hi, it's me again. DC doesn't know but said try to google him.

    Only just got that joke (stupid me) Middle Ditch lies between Lower Ditch and Higher Ditch ha-ha-ha

    Just posted episode twelve there.

  19. hey goatman... interesting piece written for the art work you are portraying

  20. Hey Goatman,
    Hope Your Easter Holiday has been peaceful ... but, now its time for laughs :-D

  21. Hi goatman,
    its been a long while :). How are you?
    thats a lovely painting, and yes, the garden is indeed too tempting!!

  22. Dying once
    I love that line
    thanks for visiting my blog!

  23. Hi Goatman,
    I stopped by for a visit and a saunter through a gate I see. Poem and painting work well together.

  24. You don't write here often, but when you do, it's always special. I don't mind waiting because I know a visit here is always going to be worth the wait.

    Your poem shows a bit of your courage.

    I sent you an email, to the address that's in your profile.

  25. Just strolling through the door ;-)

    C U

  26. This is a beautiful blend of painting and poem, Goatman. I especially like these lines:

    "just remember the last time

    wasnt that bad, we only died once!"


  27. Couldn't help but walk through that opened gate still a curious child! Books on stone walls of New England by Robert M. Thorson might be of interest. We recently attended a lecture on the subject and it was fascinating.