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The hope of Spring?

Maree  Clarkson

Tarlton, South Africa

Artist's Description

Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

One stubborn leaf… or the hope of spring?
Believe it or not, but this deciduous tree in my garden has this one, lonely leaf hanging from a branch in mid-winter – thought it was a sign of Spring! but no, it’s an old leaf, still green, and just very stubborn, I guess.

Herfsblaar
’n Somer lank het hy
teen stormgeweld van wind en reën
vas aan die tak gebly.
Aprilmaand, in die najaar al,
het net ’n roering in die lug
hom saggies aarde toe laat val.
Dat juis dié blaar
van alle blare in die woud
van alle woude wêreldwyd
moes val
op hierdie plek
van alle plekke in die heelal
biljoene teraparseks wyd
na elke kant
tot in die swart oneindigheid
op hierdie oomblik van die tyd
wat weerskante reik
tot aan die grense
van die ewigheid …
P.W. Buys

  1. 20th June 2010 – FEATURED in Just Watercolours Thank you to the hosts!*
  2. 22nd June 2010 – FEATURED in Painters Universe
  3. 30th April 2012 – FEATURED in Decorative & Traditional Art
  4. 6th July 2014 – FEATURED in Trees, Beautiful Trees

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