This past year, I taught my young 14 year old neighbor down the street to play the guitar. He learned very quickly and was soon playing as well as me. A couple of weeks ago he wondered if I could paint a 1970 Chevelle Super Sport for him. I told him to bring me a picture of the car and I would see what I could do. I finally finished it yesterday. He was very happy with it.
Classic Super Sport
Still creates dream in young boys
Fifty years later
Painting: Dwight L. Roth
Below shows the steps in painting the car:
When we were visiting the Oregon Coast, we saw this set of bushes decorated with every kind of float you could imagine. They won’t need to decorate for Christmas. This colorful display will do just fine!
Colorful floats shine
calling for Christmas to come
Kids dream of Santa
Photo: Dwight L. Roth
What does the little boy do who lives in the mill
Watching blades turn and water pump;
Does he dream of sailing seas to far away lands
as his wooden shoe sailboat rests on mirrored glass?
He lives on a mound surrounded by water and flowers
With hayfields and redfox-horses to share the polder beyond
A solitary life with parents and siblings it seems
Goats in a pen and big cabbages to hoe as vegetables grow
What does the little boy dream with his toes in the stream
Perhaps his dreams are the same as yours and mine you know
Wooden shoes sit in a row waiting for night to pass
The sailboat shoe sits quietly on mirrored glass.
Photos of Kinderdjik: Dwight L. Roth
I have been pushed and shoved all my life
Thanks to friends who cared…
Seeing more in me than I see in myself
Learning to do more than I could ever imagine
From computers to art // writing memoirs // and poetry
Publishing books on Amazon //and writing a blog…
Things I never imagined ten years ago
Susan // Kym // and Tom
Encouraging // urging // helping me
Opening doors to new worlds of wonder
Imagination that knows no end
Wonderful friends all over the world
Communicating with me every day
Keeping me on the edge of inspiration
Photo: Dwight L. Roth
I am reposting this one again after thinking through my writing process on yesterday’s post. I am forever thankful for friends, who I mention in my poem, who have urged me to move into the world of writing. Without their encouragement, I would not be writing this blog.
It is such a wonderful thing to be able to learn to know all of you. Your great writing and words of encouragement, given to me in your comments, keep me coming back for more. I have learned so much form all of you at the d’Verse poetry group. I am now writing poetry that I never even heard of two years ago! Thank You All!!