Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

Shades & hues.

Beautiful shades & hues. (these are not Derwents, though)

My colouring-in techniques are not great.

Loving the beauty of graduated shades & hues

In a full set of Derwents 

Isn’t enough to create beauty.

A determined & tidy start

Falters rapidly & declines …

Into a disappointing (messy) finish.

Persistently sent to Charlie Chuckles.

Acknowledged by certificates of merit

But alas! No prizes.

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Charlie Chuckles Club Pin

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We leave the performance* behind

Enter Sydney’s nightscape

In a dreamlike state,



Open to possibility,

And I see anew

One of my theatre-going compatriots

From a younger class.

Stunned by beauty & grace.

Time stops. Moment preserved –

Until now,

A secret, permanent,

Private touchstone,

To truth, freedom, & love.


* This moment was definitely after the St Mary’s Cathedral performance but it seems certain it was of The Tempest not Macbeth. Further, the 1972 date is more sensible chronologically than the 1971 date (which is when the Nimrod did Macbeth).

Still it doesn’t lessen the potency of that moment preserved, withheld, and treasured for decades.

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