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POETS’ ENVY FOR PAINTERS

POETS’ ENVY FOR PAINTERS

tune: OH JERUSALEM)

The other night I saw the clouds

In the western sky…

One side was all golden,

The other…grey and white:

The white was stark against the grey

In huge cotton balls,

The right side…golden sun came through

As of from Heaven’s halls…

From the right side, golden light came through

As if from Heaven’s halls!

The sunset clouds,

Those sunset clouds…

Changing as we speak!

So hard to describe in poetic terms.

Except with tongue-in-cheek!

The scene kept changing as I watched,

The golden slowly dies,

Cotton candy darkened

While lit up from inside…

The cloud bank slowly lost its light

While lit gold from inside!

Oh sunset cloud,

Oh sunset clouds,

Covering God’s holy light!

Keep changing into the darkness

Providing an art’s delight…

Keep changing ito darkness…

Providing artistic delight!!!!!

–Jonathan Caswell

DREAMING OF MERMAIDS

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DREAMING OF MERMAIDS

I’ve never wanted to be

A mermaid, ’cause I’m a “he”…

Being a woman is rough,

Thinking like one is tough,

I’d rather let her be the “she”.

In school Mermaid and Merman,

Poetry shaped as it can….

In Art Class we made

Pictures color inlaid,

The regret of the Merman.

One blogger I’ve read attests

He’s practiced the drawing of breast”’

His mermaids

Are visual aids

Of anatomical loveliness.

I dreamt of them more as a teen,

For excitement, if you know what I mean…

Not as much since then–

Probably marriage was when

I had little need then to dream!

Some artists apply clams

Or weeds to mammary glands…

Suitable to pick

For display in public,

Though many like uncovered glands.

As I get older

My dreams turn colder…

Mermaid or not

Isn’t as hot,

So generally—I do not.

–Jonathan Caswell