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The Kingdoms of Man - Revisited, June 18, 2015

RoyAllen Hunt

Joined May 2008

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Shamless Self Promotion Group on 8/1/11
Painter’s Universe Group on 8/2/11
Contemporary Pastel Painters Group on 8/6/11
Art Inspired By Written Words Group on 8/14/11

Pastel, ink and colored pencil on Canson notepad.

I struggled to find the imagery to represent what I had written about these helter skelter times in which we live. I shut my eyes and mulled the words over in my mind. I saw flames, rushing water, wind and uneven earth. I saw falling and broken buildings and people and animals trying to escape whatever was happening. I set my hands moving as swiftly as I could manage, so as not to lose what I had seen, and this drawing was born.

The Kingdoms of Man
RoyAllenHunt © May 7, 2011

In the passing of time
of steel and the merciless hand,
how shall we be remembered?

In our thirst for the black blood
in our hunger for what dazzles the eye
things that we cannot eat
in the gathering unto ourselves of paper and power
and such, that we think we own
instead owns us
for what we have done to ourselves
in pursuit of these
how shall we be forgiven of our sins?

While in the shadows we run and hide
in all the kingdoms of man
where shall we find refuge?
For inside the walls we have built around ourselves
we shall not be safe from what we have locked within

And hence, when what we have known
is no more
when the wind has blown us wide
and the waters have swept us away
only then the power of creation
the constant remaking of all that is
shall take up that which remains, blend anew
and roll forth what must begin again
Thus shall we be forgiven
and in the dwindling of memory,
shall we be forgotten.

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