Raisa Nosova “Karen Tribal Village Jungle House” 10”x10” gouache on tile 2014
Raisa Nosova “I Meditated at Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai” gouache on tile, 2014
Toast to my Emmunitet:
I drank champagne to your life
You’ve grown so much and I have changed,
We may not see each other, but
You’re right in front of me, by touch.
You didnt need me to grow up,
Survived your time with open eyes,
I dreamt and cried not for so long
Of your dark house and big street.
I soon gave up for worse or better
And launched into a lime green sea.
You waved to me and shrunk in size,
Your tiny knees, your bony arms.
We got split up and I am thankful
To sit in front of you again.
I love you, I have never noticed
That I need things that glow like this.
It was too easy and we were little,
And now I’m walking up to you.
You have a son and you hold flowers
You’re sharing life with someone too.
You’re sitting right in front of me
And I cant touch you, because I know
That in a second I won’t be here
And neither will you. So
Let us keep talking of this moment
And make it last for our kids.
Let’s drink to us, to my big eyes,
To your great cooking and our moms.
As long as you know who you are
Please know your place in my strong heart.
You’ll get distracted, but I know
Exactly where I belong in yours.
Raisa Nosova. “Palermo Regional Assembly, Sicily” 67” x 44” oil on canvas. 2013
Raisa Nosova. Digital Photography 2010