Friday, July 08, 2005

Heavenly Artists' Guild

In my mind’s eye
I have never known anything
more beautiful
than a sunrise or a sunset.

Vibrant hues from red through blue
to yellow and virgin white,
Christening our newborn day
saluting another’s night.

And nothing would be better,
than on that Judgment Morn,
To have my Savior say to me,
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant,
you have been faithful over a few good paintings,
I will make you artist over many…”

Then to take me by the hand
and lead me to a distant hill,
where I would be painting sunsets
with The Heavenly Artists’ Guild.

Betty J. Newman © 1976


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