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


About ranranshi

“Charlotte's Vignettes in Verse had a wide vogue among the editors of London's higher-browed but less prosperous periodicals. Directly these frugal men realised that she was willing to supply unstinted Vignettes gratis, for the mere pleasure of seeing herself in print, they were all over her.” “Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court” by P. G. Wodehouse.
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