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Painting Water This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Did you know
that it is possible to paint a lake
without a single drop of blue?

The sun reflects across the water
that's splendid lemon-white.
And the trees solid,
crimson, bold
climb into a golden, fiery sky.

An old man in a black boat
bobs atop the umber waves
and casts his fishing line.

If I could
reach my hands through the frame,
they'd come back wet.

And I wonder then
why do you, when sketching water,
paint the world cerulean?

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 16, 2012 at 8:13 am:
Classic play on what you know versus what you are seeing~ I liked this. Keep writing!
 
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