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(Who to apologize to?)

Squatting on my Book of Kells...
Ribbons, hat and ankle bells,
Legs convulsing, jingling noise--
Damaging my equipoise

Morris Dance Spider!
Morris Dance Spider!

Now he's really on a roll,
Prancing 'round a ribboned pole.
Looking rather weird than cute
Who's that with the tiny flute?
What do those gyrations mean?
Plays a little tambourine...

Morris Dance Spider!
Morris Dance Spider!

Jingly, jangly,
Jingly, jangly,
Jingly, jingly, jangly, jangly!
Jingly, jingly, jangly, jangly!
Jingly, jingly, jangly, jangly!
Jingly, jingly, jangly, jangly!

Doesn't seem to mind my stare,
Bogarting my Morris Chair
Has an easel, what a sight...
Paints like a Pre-Raphaelite!

Morris Dance Spider!
Morris Dance Spider!

Jingly, jangly,
Jingly, jangly...
Morris Dance Spider
As if spiders weren't already sufficiently weird... Now he's preparing an illuminated edition of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Inferno

DON'T STEP ON IT! IT'S CULTURAL!
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Light!
I am all about light.
Throughout the night
I delight in light.

In all creation
Illumination
Ending dark
Sustaining spark.
I hold tight to light.

Thrill.
Craft and skill...
I work my will
Light guides it still.

Gleaming
Draws me, scheming,
Sets me dreaming.
My flight to light.

Blinding
Isn’t binding
I’m not minding.
I must fight for light.

Rage
At my cage.
Tap the gage
To sight the light.

Quest.
Not duressed.
It is best
To ignite light.
Cairns
Birthday present for a spirit and soul of fire, whose gleams I watch amazed from what I hope is a safe distance.  May you see and sense it, Alex, may it guide you on some good course.
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Hidden treasures
Age-old pleasures.
Things that last
Scooped from my past.
Paltry, yet so vast...


Fleeting glances,
Old romances.
Long-gone beauty
Now, my booty…
Some still unsurpassed.


Drew this, did I?
Really can’t deny
I had skill.
I’m at it, still.
With my brushes grasped.


Another year gone.
Yet I work on.
Monsters, Photos
Still, I do those.
Seems my part is cast.


Paints might splatter--
Make it matter.
Draw it, share it.
I still care, it
Has gone by so fast…


Grim persistence
My existence
Leaves its traces
Art, skill graces
Life that’s held tight-clasped.

Artist, Looking Backwards
A birthday present for my dear and skilled friend, Robin Grenville-Evans

theoldgoat1955.deviantart.com/

who continues to share the weird, wild, and wacky with us all, despite the best efforts of... DRAGONETS!  I rejoice to share a planet with you, Mate.
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Graphic artists, and artistes—
All you skilled creative beasts
Gather round, hearken to me,
Hear my well-intentioned plea!
Read the slogan on my banner:
IF YOU POST ART, USE A SCANNER!

I draw little, but I give
You the odd scanned negative
Ancient image, long kept waitin’
For the holder and the platen.
Heed my firm, insistent manner:
IF YOU POST ART, USE A SCANNER!

Let me lure you to flat-bed.
Not your cell phone, this instead!
Lack of quality long lingers.
WE DON’T WANT TO SEE YOUR FINGERS!
Hopes of loveliness soon crash
Dimmed by your phone’s pallid flash.
I kick like a Gypsy Vanner:
IF YOU POST ART, USE A SCANNER!

Sorry, it’s not helped, but maimed!
Ring binding is not ‘well-framed!’
Show the image, make us able
To ignore your sketching table.
Listen to us plead and whine,
SHOW A CLEAR WELL-LIT STRONG LINE!
I will throw a wrench (Brits: Spanner)!
IF YOU POST ART, USE A SCANNER!

I despair, how long I’ve trudged
Seeing pictures smudged and kludged.
Hanging my head in dejection
To see cell-phones TRASH PERFECTION.
Mona Lisa has a wart!
Cell-phone photos just fall short!
A Canon wards old Epson Manor!
IF YOU POST ART, USE A SCANNER!
A Plea
Yes! Yes! I'm TELLING YOU HOW TO SUCK EGGS BECAUSE SOME THINGS NONETHELESS SUCK!  I... should leave you in no doubt as to what pet peeve prompted this... SCREAM OF AGONY. They are not that expensive. They are very useful.   IF YOU POST ART, USE A SCANNER!
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Upon the hill, on guard, alone
The griffin crouches on a stone.
He keeps his vigil, nights and days
And not a thing escapes his gaze.

I climb on up to see his glories,
Bring him treats, and tell him stories.
He is polite, accepts my praise,
But keeps his watch, on guard, he stays.

At night you look up and can see
His glowing eyes that ceaselessly
Go back and forth across our town
In search of things that call him down.

No thief dares skulk among our homes
For endlessly the griffin roams
And checks our doors and barns and locks
Then goes back to his couch of rocks.

We feast, or revel, he looks on
And guards until all guests are gone.
We eat and dance in peace and laughter
And he stands guard, stands by, looks after.

No robbers threaten us, for he
Patrols our fields endlessly.
He finds lost children, calms their weeping
And leads them home, and guards them sleeping.

Because of him, we fear no foe.
He’s with us when we come, or go.
He watches us, keeps all secure.
Patient, fearless, calm and sure.

He will not end the mystery
Of whence he came, his history.
Or why he guards our every season
He asks no fee, nor gives a reason.

Outside his bounds, there’s death and pains,
But we rest well while he remains.
How could our placid lives go on
If one day our brave guard was gone?

The gift of safety, watch outside,
Is his to us this Christmastide.
With thanks, we have, with introspection
Someone selfless’s protection.
The Vigil
My Christmas Poem for 2016--the meaning probably less obscure than I might flatter myself to think it is.  We revel in safety, while others stand grim vigil in dire peril.  I am so very grateful to those who keep our holidays by keeping us safe.  Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth to all of goodwill--and thanks to those who stand in the way of those who do harm.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin
Wendy Terwilleger
United States
Just a note...

I am very grateful to any artist with the kindness and consideration to share that person's creativity.  It takes courage, gives someone a real chance to hurt you with a cruel internet comment, and you risk your most precious dreams and visions being trampled or mocked by thoughtless people.

I am very grateful.  I try to make some small return with praise, support, and USEFUL NEVER CRUEL comments.  If you can't say something nice... But I also know, very well, the ache and emptiness that comes from no feedback on something you had the courage to share...

AND... (not a 'but.'  Please don't ignore everything before the 'but!')

When you put a large, obscuring watermark through your art, you are obviously more concerned about someone stealing your work than seeing your work.  As I see it, it rather negates the whole thing involved with putting it up at all.  I want to see the picture, not a distracting graphic--and not all watermarks ARE distracting graphics!  If you make that impossible, it's your choice, but know this from me:

I will not comment upon or award a 'favorite' to any picture, no matter how good, or how in need of friendly suggestions, that has such a large and distracting watermark upon it.  By all means, do whatever you wish or think best with your creativity--but when I can't appreciate it, I won't support it.  I hate to say this in addition, but it's a simple flat truth--most of the stuff I see protected by a large, distracting watermark didn't have snowball's chance in Hades of being copied or stolen.

To those of you who so unselfishly share--thank you, so very much.

Wendy

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:icondarkriderdlmc:
DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
You are one of my weekly (or so :D) featured artists.  I chose the Komodo shot and Strike so they suffer not to feature.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
I am very honored. Thank you very much.
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:icondarkriderdlmc:
DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
My pleasure :D
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izabelabe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Hi, thank you for all the comments. I really appreciate your support :D
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MaysSantos Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the Llama!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Thank you for sharing a lovely gallery.
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sdowning Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Happy Birthday! ^^
생일 축하해요! ^^
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
<bows low> My thanks to you, your family, and your Ancestors.
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Agent505 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Professional Writer
:cake:
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
You would. And you've given us all such wonderful tales already. But, thank you, and best fishes.
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