Painting the World

Mary McVee

Mary McVee

   If I were painting the world

I would paint the woods blue
for there’s no green green enough
to capture the texture of trees

in the ever`failing light of dusk
I’d paint the deep blue sea an aqua`
green shaded as it is of the sky

Color the snow`capped peaks
the softest shade of purplish`pink
The deep valley in dark`amber

I would paint the world black
for there’s no white white enough
to capture the hubris of WASP

   If I were painting the world

“Falling short of perfection is a process that just never stops.” ~ William Shawn


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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10 Responses to Painting the World

  1. and I thought it was we Catholics who nourished guilt


  2. Thought provoking poem.


  3. Indeed otherwise the world would be a drab place… lovely thoughts.


  4. Cheryl Ruffing says:

    Perhaps your brush is too broad …


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