The Picture

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.