Thursday, August 17, 2017

Green Rock


Painting and Poem by Dr Abe V Rotor

Green Rock, in acrylic (37” x 22.5”) AV Rotor, 2013

What good is rock if it loses the essence
     on which life rises, so with dreams;
nurtures the living from birth to death,
     builds rills, rivulets and streams?  

What greater strength than to yield
     to the lowly moss and lanky vine,
to tall trees that live for a hundred years,
     once upon a rock now a shrine?

What greater gift than boys climbing
     a rock face, in pure adventure
to conquer the world, real or fantasy,
     and unveil the secrets of nature?

What greater drama than in the world
     of young Darwin’s and Jules Verne’s time,   
when imagination and reason are but one   
     to make a rock become sublime?    

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