Monday, January 22, 2018

Art Lessons from Mackie, 5 (Part 2): The Flower Teacup

Dr Abe V Rotor 
Teacup in pentel by Mackie 5, 2017

To a child a teacup is mommy's or grandma’s
       Long kept in a cupboard by the hearth,
Or a gift kept secret 'til the eve of one Christmas:
      “To the most wonderful child on earth.”

The teacup brings comfort, friends, many a cheer,
      to good health, good company, best brew;
Gently raised to the air, settles on its saucer,
      like the cycle of life’s meaning and view.

To the child artist the cup is rich imaginary -
     Flowers like eyes looking in the room;
Never stable, never at ease, telling a story
    Of a uncaged bird finding it its home. ~

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