Posts Tagged ‘artists’


Two ducks on the pond
Swim and paint.


photo by Adrian van Leen at


* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/


© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2017.


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He leaned against a lamp-post, lost
In some mysterious reverie:
His head was bowed; his arms were crossed;
He yawned, and glanced evasively:
Uncrossed his arms, and slowly put
Them back again, and scratched his side –
Shifted his weight from foot to foot,
...And gazed out no-ward, idle-eyed.

Grotesque of form and face and dress,
And picturesque in every way –
A figure that from day to day
Drooped with a limper laziness;
A figure such as artists lean,
In pictures where distress is seen.
Against low hovels where we guess
No happiness has ever been.

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English: Photograph of a Monarch Butterfly.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)



The Touring Tour De Force

I could not paint a butterfly
   If pinned and still as stone.
But I see in that palette’s tints
   A talent near unknown. 

As artists go, God is the best,
    A talent great and rare.
He painted splash of color in
    The medium of air.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.


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