|Peace at the Sandburg Goat Farm|
colored pencil on paper
7in x 5in
copyright 2013 Rose Welty
In the last year I visited Carl Sandburg's home near Asheville NC. He was an American poet - I remember learning his poem "Fog" in grade school. His estate has extensive grounds. His wife raised championship goats - this goat barn continues to house descendants of her herds.
It was very peaceful the evening we walked around the grounds. The estate has many trees and walking paths - it gives you that lovely sense of gentle still air in a beloved forest.
This drawing reflects that sense of peace. I found a line in one of Sandburg's poems that I thought fit with what I was trying to achieve:
Almost we thought from nowhere but it was the silence,
-- Carl Sandburg from "The Answer"