My recent paintings

Michel Fuquet had asked that I show some of the paintings of the flowers from my garden. Here are a couple with sunflowers, poppy and a peony. The others were random things of a sunset, a Venetian suburb and reflections of the clouds in water.





Last week I was in California, visiting family and friends. Went to the Monterey Peninsula on Monday. As we were walking along the side of the ocean, and saw this home with beautiful stones in the front yard, balancing one on the other. I touched my soul. Sat on the bench and wrote this poem. It had been a while since I had written a love poem.






This balance—–between your love, and my love,
rocks of ages, still and serene, telling me,
“we are light, we are feathers..
suspended with our will– as one,
against intrusion~~
just in perfect balance, in peace
In love, you and me!

ZSA.© Sept. 2016.




About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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11 Responses to My recent paintings

  1. slmret says:

    Oh, Zakiah — your flowers are wonderful! I could even identify the poppies from the leaves! And the sunset too! You’ really are developing into another Grandma Moses with your own style! Love the wave shot in Monterey Bay, and the house, toot — I wonder how often they rearrange the rocks! The poem is perfect, too! What a happy post!

  2. Thanks Zakiah to post your paintings .
    You make me think of Van Gogh, you know. he loved the sunflowers and the lighted landscapes such two of yours . You masterize more and more your art . Flowers and sunset are very well.
    The poem is on the same topic :light, peace ,love .
    Congrats, Zakiah
    Love ❤

  3. You’re so talented and artistic.

    The rock garden is very interesting and I can see why it inspired your poem.

  4. christao408 says:

    Not only are you talented, I appreciate that you actively explore your different talents and share them with others.

  5. mrswrangler says:

    I love the sunflowea and the water scene

  6. I adore your paintings. Love the poem too hugs

  7. kaylar says:

    Delicious paintings (especially that sunset/rise). Wonderful poem, to accompany those zen rocks. Ah, the Monterey area…so lovely, too. Glad you got to visit. (-:

  8. marica0701 says:

    Nice paintings! I especially like the landscape ones.

  9. Love your poem and paintings and photos!
    Especially the flowers!
    I love when love is “light” and “balanced”!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  10. ruth7933 says:

    Beautiful paintings and what a wonderful place to vacation.

  11. r_hsw says:

    i like that ‘cloud reflection on water’ painting. it has serenity to it.

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