Saturday, June 17, 2017

An Invitation to my Creator: "Please, come and have some rest."

"When lakes and rivers dry, and the sky no longer blue;
as cities grow, land fills with waste, air no longer fresh;
I pick my paint brush and colors, say a prayer or two,
and invite my Creator to come and have some rest." AVR


Mural and Verse by Dr Abe V Rotor 

Wall mural and pond, at home, QC AVR 2010

The walls I painted hills and valleys and forests, 
towering to the roof I painted blue, clouds rising, 
birds flying in flock to meet the rising sun, as fresh
as the morning air, chirping sweet songs, circling;

And below a dozen pako fish wake in the golden 
reflection of morning, eager for food and company;
I wonder if ever they feel the confines of a den,
for I have faithfully copied Rousseau's scenery.  

Dream no more I said to myself, of Paradise Regained -
It is here, in the very core of being next to the heart
and soul, this Phrygian landscape with touch of vane,
the essence of contrition and amendment for my part.

For nothing is unforgivable, that Sin inherited by us
from our ancestors - we're doomed, deprived of heaven
on earth. No! the gifts the Creator have been passed
onward, and here I created a piece of that lost Eden.

Here I see God across the wall, and above my head,
His harmonious creation over land, across the sea,
I am part of the cycle of life everyday, even in bed,
as seasons come and go, here I feel always free.

When lakes and rivers dry, and the sky no longer blue;
as cities grow, land fills with wastes, air no longer fresh;
I pick my paint  brush and colors, say a prayer or two,
and invite my Creator to come and have some rest." ~    

NOTE:  These fish locally known as pako' have now grown to nearly three kilos each  in  this garden pond starting as fry some eight years . They are related to the fearsome piranha, but are gentle and tame on the contrary. They subsist of commercial dog food and occasional vegetables like alugbati and kangkong. 

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