An artist, a dreamer, a beautiful girl. She sees out beyond the bounds of her world.

She’s pensive, she’s quiet, so full of what’s real, yet learning to paint things which may seem surreal.


Gift from a young artist

She’s twelve, and keen. Life’s still unseen! Yet hoping, believing, she can claim more through dreams.

I saw her. She saw me. She gave me a gift. Together forever, in my mind’s eye – dreaming!

She breathed in. Her eyes glowed. Inspired to create.

She longs for. She’s waiting. Yet, watching fire’s dimming.

Can I act? Can I change? What space to arrange?

Her treasure needs freeing, from this world that’s still bleeding?


Author – Bill Tidsbury