winter skies

June 11, 2012

sunday stroll

When Earth’s last picture is painted
And the tubes are twisted and dried
When the oldest colors have faded
And the youngest critic has died
 
We shall rest, and faith, we shall need it
Lie down for an aeon or two ‘
Till the Master of all good workmen
Shall put us to work anew
 
And those that were good shall be happy
They’ll sit in a golden chair
They’ll splash at a ten league canvas
With brushes of comet’s hair
 
They’ll find real saints to draw from
Magdalene, Peter, and Paul
They’ll work for an age at a sitting
And never be tired at all!
 
And only the Master shall praise us.
And only the Master shall blame.
And no one will work for the money.
No one will work for the fame.
 
But each for the joy of the working,
And each, in his separate star,
Will draw the thing as he sees it.
For the God of things as they are!
 
Rudyard Kipling
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4 Comments on “winter skies”

  1. michaelwatsonvt Says:

    Thank you for this glimpse into your world – both text and photos are deeply engaging, as always.

    Reply

  2. InsideJourneys (@InsideJourneys) Says:

    Wow, lovely! Your photos are quite evocative.
    I remember you mentioned the Blue Mountain but when I read it, for a second, I thought you were talking about our Blue Mountain here. And there’s a city near Ottawa called Napean. Wonder if they got it from you?

    Reply

    • tree girl Says:

      Hi Marcia

      “Nepean” comes from a British politician named Evan Nepean. The local Aboriginal people (Dharug) called the area “Mulgoa”.

      Thanks for dropping by!

      Reply

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