Sunday, February 19, 2017

Avalanche - a lesson in children’s painting


Make the river roar into a cascade,
as it was in a story told.
 Dr Abe V Roor
Avalanche (2’ x 3’) by Jhonna Ragasa 15, with the author as tutor. 2016

Make it far and distant in perspective,
its foreground dark and bold;
Make the rocks heavy and solid, hang
before they fall and move;
Make the sky blue, the mountains, too,
the water clear and cold;
Make the river roar into a cascade,
as it was in a story told;
Make the story like Hawthorne’s fiction,
loved by the young and old;
Make the sky meet the land, the river
flow seaward through every fold;
Make the children laugh and play,
before their time to grow old.
Make them paint with the grownups,
in unity of one world. ~   

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