Sunday, 10 April 2011

POETRY ~ The Paint Box ~ By: E. V. Rieu

A paint box which once
 belonged to e. e. cummings

"Cobalt and umber and ultramarine,
Ivory black and emerald green --
What shall I paint to give pleasure to you?"
"Paint for me somebody utterly new."

"I have painted you tigers in crimson and white."
"The colors were good and you painted aright."
"I have painted the cook and the camel in blue
And a panther in purple."  "You painted them true.

"Now mix me a color that nobody knows,
And paint me a country where nobody goes.
And put in it people a little like you,
Watching a unicorn drinking the dew."

~ E. V. Rieu

Alisdair has been enjoying experimenting with watercolour paints.  Isobel was inspired by her big brother and wanted to paint, too.  So we got her some tempera paints and she is rapidly turning into a real Picasso!

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