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The Riverine Rabbit - Endangered Species Project by Cherie Roe Dirksen

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Chalk Pastel on Newspaper
The original artwork has been dontated to the Endangered Wildlife Trust…
I donate 50% of proceeds from the sales of this image to the WWF


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So much is taken for granted on a daily basis and I want to bring to the forefront colour, vibrancy, frequency, pensiveness, wonder, reflection, action and energy through my passions.

My art is how I interpret the world around me, it is how I see this life – a palette of unbelievable colours and a sea of energy. The potential every living thing has and the knowledge that everything is a manifestation of a Divine essence is, in itself, pure magic.

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  • LocoCow
    LocoCowover 6 years ago

    CUte looking Bunny Echo Last Comment as well..

  • CMCphotoart
    CMCphotoartover 6 years ago

    Cherie, as I comment on every piece of this exquisite series: rich, expressive and full of tenderness. How generous of you to donate the original to the Trust.

    Thank you for adding this special creation along your pledge to Art for Conservation.

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 6 years ago

    That is really cool. I like the way you have recycled the newspaper too~! The drawing is a work of art. Seriously good.

  • whisperingruth
    whisperingruthover 6 years ago

    Beautiful art work Cherie . . . wonderful charity you are supporting . . .

  • midnightdreamer
    midnightdreamerover 6 years ago

    wonderful expression….excellent charity…

  • shapiro
    shapiroover 6 years ago

    This is a wonderful pastel Cherie! Wonderful! I have a poem somewhere about a rabbit…it starts with…We’re going to see the Rabbit! I will try and find it for you! This is terrific!S

  • Cherie Roe Dirksen
    Cherie Roe Dir...over 6 years ago

    Thanks Sophie, would love to read your poem!

  • shapiro
    shapiroover 6 years ago

    Cherie I found the poem…in an old school book! I remember doing this poem and being very, very sad…and today you reminded me of that day….It looks like things are not improving with the way we treat Nature- in all it’s forms and beauty! Professor Philip Hobsabaum wrote this poem…he was a wonderful man! No matter how important he became his door was always open to inspire the written word! He died in 2005 – however I’m sure he would have liked your picture to illustrate his moving poem! Worth Reading I feel! S

    We are going to see the rabbit.
    We are going to see the rabbit.
    Which rabbit, people say?
    Which rabbit, ask the children?
    WHICH rabbit?
    The only rabbit,
    The only rabbit in England,
    Sitting behind a barbed-wire fence
    Under the floodlights, neon lights,
    Sodium lights,
    Nibbling grass
    On the only patch of grass
    In England, in England
    (Except the grass by the hoardings
    Which doesn’t count ).
    We are going to see the rabbit
    And we must be there on time.
    First we shall go by escalator,
    Then we shall go by underground,
    And then we shall go by motorway,
    And then by helicopter way,
    And the last ten yards we shall have to go on foot.
    And now we are going
    All the way to see the rabbit,
    We are nearly there,
    We are longing to see it,
    And so is the crowd
    Which is here in thousands
    With mounted policemen
    And big loudspeakers
    And bands and banners,
    And everyone has come a long way.
    But soon we shall see it
    Sitting and nibbling
    The blades of grass
    In – but something has gone wrong !
    Why is everyone so angry,
    Why is everyone jostling
    And slanging and complaining?
    The rabbit has gone,
    Yes, the rabbit has gone.
    He has actually burrowed down into the earth
    And made himself a warren, under the earth
    Despite all these people.
    And what shall we do?
    What CAN we do?
    It is all a pity, you must be disappointed,
    Go home and do something else for today,
    Go home again, go home for today.
    For you cannot hear the rabbit, under the earth,
    Remarking rather sadly to himself, by himself,
    As he rests in his warren, under the earth:
    “It won’t be long, they are bound to come,
    They are bound to come and find me, even here.”

  • CharlieBox
    CharlieBoxalmost 4 years ago

    Hi There,
    I believe the poem above is in fact written in the 1950s or 60s by poet ‘Alan Brownjohn’. A wonderful poem indeed, studied by thousands of English Literature students and often used for choral speaking.

  • Thanks for sharing that! ;)

    – Cherie Roe Dirksen

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