New Video on You Tube ‘The Painter’

poem, painting and music © copyright dfbarker 2012

music performed on an old lorenzo acoustic guitar



  1. Eve Redwater · January 24, 2012

    Wow, David that was amazing! You’re so good at the guitar. 😀


  2. rangewriter · January 24, 2012

    Love this! Your voice and guitar? Is there anything you don’t do? I would love to reblog this with your permission. I want to share the beauty.


  3. df barker · January 24, 2012

    Eve thanks! Well, I’m not too bad on the old beaten up thing. May have to resort to busking yet! Thank you once again.


  4. df barker · January 24, 2012

    Oh, I would be honoured if you want to do that. I wasn’t really sure whether to post this or not, but I’m flattered that you like it. Thank you!


  5. lscotthoughts · January 24, 2012

    David, this is beautiful! Not only was your poem wonderful (as always), but your guitar playing and voice added magic to the mix~

    By the way, is there anything you “can’t” do? 🙂


  6. California Ink in Motion · January 24, 2012

    Just beautiful!


  7. df barker · January 24, 2012

    Oh thank you! Well, I’ve been wondering whether to put this out for a while, you know how it is. I’m a bit of an artistic jack of all trades, not sure which I like best. At least I won’t get bored. I am, as always, very grateful for your comments.


  8. df barker · January 24, 2012

    Thank you so much!


  9. Raven of Leyla · January 24, 2012

    Oh how beautiful…the guitar sounds lovely and I like the poetic lyrics. Made my morning Mr. Barker, thank you.
    Raven xox


  10. df barker · January 24, 2012

    Gosh, thanks! You are very kind and I’m grateful.


  11. Ina · January 24, 2012

    Hi David,
    this is so good! The poem, the painting and the performance, all 3! The music made me dream away… I have read the poem, out loud, but this is the way it was supposed to be spoken! 🙂 I hope you keep doing these on wp !
    And I love the way you speak your English.



  12. magsx2 · January 24, 2012

    A fantastic video, I love it, the poetry, the painting, the guitar, it is just so beautifully done, i throughly enjoyed the video, would love to see and hear more. 🙂


  13. df barker · January 24, 2012

    Thank you Ina!


  14. df barker · January 24, 2012

    Thank you!


  15. James Brandon O'Shea · January 24, 2012

    Returning to the verbal tradition of poetry. Definitely inspired by this.


  16. df barker · January 24, 2012

    I’m grateful to you for looking – thank you!


  17. claudia · January 24, 2012

    awesome…so you write, paint and play the guitar as well…wow!! loved hearing your voice david…just great


  18. df barker · January 24, 2012

    Thank you Claudia!


  19. granbee · January 24, 2012

    David, I will listen to your playing and reading in another location soon. However, I did immerse myself in the movements of your couple-on-a-dune painting and am mesmerized. Your paintbrush is so gentle.


  20. simonreadbooks · January 24, 2012

    All of it . . . wonderful!


  21. df barker · January 24, 2012

    Thank you once again for looking, I am very grateful!


  22. df barker · January 24, 2012

    Thank you so much!!!


  23. willofheart · January 24, 2012

    David this is beautiful, amazing video and I love how you read the piece and background music really fits well …


  24. rangewriter · January 24, 2012

    I don’t like it, I love it! Thanks. I will Reblog. (I’m not sure how to go about that, but I’m going to try.)


  25. rangewriter · January 24, 2012

    Reblogged this on Rangewriter.


  26. Betty Hayes Albright · January 25, 2012

    A simply beautiful production – hearing your moving voice, your guitar, the words of the poem, and the painting!! This took my breath away, David – it’s just stunning creativity all the way around. I’ll be back to view/listen again.


  27. walterwsmith3rd · January 25, 2012

    This is an incredible piece David. The atmosphere you created is wonderful. I really like the camera slowly changing the perspective of the painting, as the last words are spoken. Bravo!


  28. journeyintopoetry · January 25, 2012

    Oh my goodness David,

    I am awestruck!

    You have totally excelled yourself here; the combination of words, voice, painting and guitar playing leave me speechless.

    Your talent is such a treasure; I would love to experience more of this.



  29. df barker · January 25, 2012

    Thank you Christine, as ever I very much appreciate your comments!


  30. cestlavie22 · January 25, 2012

    This is amazing! You have a very commanding voice as well! Really draws you in!


  31. df barker · January 25, 2012

    Thank you for watching and commenting, I am very grateful to you.


  32. ariadnesdaughter · January 25, 2012

    Wow! Reminds me that poems are meant to be spoken aloud.


  33. Razel Rull-Navarro · January 26, 2012

    Wow! I am gobsmacked! (In a very good way :D) I have to post this on my Facebook timeline … if you don’t mind (please say yes I can :D)


  34. df barker · January 26, 2012

    Hi Razel! (and happy Australia Day!) I’m very flattered by your comments, I’m very grateful. Yes, please go ahead if you wish. Thank you!


  35. Lindy Lee · January 26, 2012

    Thalo blue with music 2. Thank you, francisbarkerart. You are a fine artist…


  36. Soma Mukherjee · January 26, 2012

    Beautiful David i love your paintings and poetry but this has to be one of your best..loved the smooth beauty of guitar and what a lovely voice


  37. dfb · January 26, 2012

    Thank for watching! I’m grateful.


  38. dfb · January 26, 2012

    Soma, I’m very grateful to you for watching it and I appreciate you lovely comments!


  39. Val · January 28, 2012

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Particularly as it’s not easy reading poetry aloud to a background of music without it sounding forced or corny. You achieve it all without any of that. Beautiful words and imagery and beautiful guitar playing and music. Thank you.


  40. dfb · January 28, 2012

    I am flattered by your comments and am very grateful! Thank you so much!


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