Posts Tagged ‘well done good and faithful servant’

Friends often post picture of sunrises or sunsets on Facebook. Every time, I am reminded of this poem, written when I was in my early 20’s. I haven’t painted in a very long time, but still, I often look at things and “think color” such as “Thalo Green” or “Burnt Umber” or “Cadmium Red”. I guess that part never leaves…


The 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.


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