SEVEN CIRCUMSTANCES

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New paintings – A summer walk in Hagley Park, Christchurch, and two tankas

Title: Summer walk in Hagley Park, Christchurch | 16 x 16 x 0.78 inches | 40.6 x 40.6 x 2.0 cm Acrylic on canvas, varnished Signed on front; titled, dated, signed on back No. 31

Title: Summer walk in Hagley Park, Christchurch, April 2015 | 16 x 16 x 0.78 inches | Acrylic on canvas

Spring Snow (tanka)

Springtime petals drift
down into blushing flurries
Passersby raise their
faces to the rosy breeze
of snowflakes that don’t dissolve

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Sunset over Revelstoke I |12 x 12 x 1.5 inches | 30.4 x 30.4 X 2.0 cm Acrylic on canvas, varnished Signed on front; titled, dated, signed on back Sides of panel painted No. 32

Title: Sunset over Revelstoke I, April 2015 | 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches | Acrylic on canvas

Things get better (tanka)

Like that black river
I felt, and to graven wood
lay my future, but
I know now the sunset glow
is the promise of the dawn

 

 

 

 

 

(Tanka: A Japanese form of five lines with 5, 7, 5, 7, and 7 syllables—31 in all.)

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