By Julian de Villiers
I set up my canvas and a couple of brushes,
I think I’ll paint a beautiful duchess
Or an ancient clock all old and rusted,
Maybe a house that is supposedly haunted.
I know – I’ll paint a magical lake,
I’m sure of it, that’s the picture I’ll take.
I’ll need to mix all the greens and blues,
And a variety of different colours and hues.
I’ll make the water shimmer and shine,
Yes, all that colour will look just fine!
The trees I shall paint light and dark green,
And I’ll give them all a beautiful sheen.
That’s why I give this painting to you,
This wonderful painting of green and blue.