Vincent in his chamber untying the leather laces of his shirt

LOVE … because of it



Here’s the first of two Moments to debut at WFOL this week. The new series – Love, Because of It – will illustrate Vincent and Catherine’s more intimate time together, measured in a romantic (gauzy but not overly graphic) way, accompanied by a favored poem. Watch the Art Submissions list in the Great Hall Fine Arts Gallery for the next entry.  

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Tie Your Heart at Night to Mine

by Pablo Neruda


Tie your heart at night to mine, love,
and both will defeat the darkness
like twin drums beating in the forest
against the heavy wall of wet leaves.

Night crossing: black coal of dream
that cuts the thread of earthly orbs
with the punctuality of a headlong train
that pulls cold stone and shadow endlessly.

Love, because of it, tie me to a purer movement,
to the grip on life that beats in your breast,
with the wings of a submerged swan,

So that our dream might reply
to the sky’s questioning stars
with one key, one door closed to shadow.

Catherine and Vincent in a lovers embrace in a bathing chamber. Behind them, the waterfall, the bathing pool. Vincent is on his knees, Catherine pulled close.

Digital Art by Carole W



  1. Magic, as always, Carole. Much love’n’hugs, Skip

    • Thank you, Skippy!

  2. I’m loving these little treats you’ve shared. Thank you!

    • I’m so glad, Sandy! they were fun to put together.

  3. The adequacy of your artistic choices to the poem… is better left without too many of my powerless words.
    And now I dream of seeing it etched on metal…

    • What a nice thing to say, Claire. You made me smile. I had a photo of Pullo and Terry printed on metal this past Christmas and it came out great. I’ve never tried printing for display any of these graphics, but now I’d like to try, just to see what happens …

  4. This is perfect — the poem and the art, beautifully rendered. Thank you

    • Thank you, Karen! The poem is perfect for V and C – Neruda knew everything! 🙂


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