On the old dutch painters

As I walked along the paths between the fileds and looked at the hollow pollarded willows so common in the Lower Rhein area, I thought of the long trail of Dutch painters who devoted their lives to painting nature while expressing their own inner life. Take such a nature painting, or a sketch as a statement, you readily notice it cannot be made by a shallow person.

They painted hills and brooks and trees in days that long have gone

We see the world, but miss the glow, another light then shone

To know those ponds and moors and flocks we need a loving eye

An eye prepared to see the world as if at primal dawn

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Zierquitte

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Die herbe Frucht – da traf kein Vogel ein
Sie schrumpelt nur – im Wintersonnenschein
Doch Frost der taut – der macht so weich und süß
Im Dorngestrüpp – ein Vogelstelldichein!

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Zweimal Sonnenaufgang am Niederrhein

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Wang Wei, An den Stromschnellen “Weißer Stein”

“An den Stromschnellen genannt “Weißer Stein””

Rein und flach der Strom am “Weißen Stein”
Die Binsen grün, ein Schnitt wird noch nicht sein
Es Häuser gibt, am Wasser Ost und West
Man Gaze wäscht, es fällt der Mondesschein

Der Mond ist der klare Herbstmond.

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Abandoned shoes in Spring

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Get out and kick your shoes away
and dance in dew and sing!
The winter’s gone and now has come
the merry time of Spring!

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Dieter von Levetzow, signature

Pöskes Springer

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Bäume in Moyland

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