Alizarin, White, Carmine
Alizarin, white, carmine
turquoise, green jade, tourmaline
Copper-gold smooth and fine
flowing from my brush.
Crouched the outline now begins
penciled on canvas white
be sure the lights are placed out right.
Aching knees and stiffened neck
but I’ve a goal in sight.
The outline done, I mix the paints
ivory and copper and blue
grey into black for a velvety darkness
and sun-gold to rise anew.
Turquoise and violet a dragon make
with the sun behind his head
and emerald eyes that secrets take
or jet black scales and grey black wings
with eyes like rippling water
the king of dragons sings
three silver horns his crown.
Dark brown and black they mingle now
Mix the silver glitter well, rough in earth
and lay above it wheaten gold, waves of grass that bow
phantom of summer beneath a sunset sky
of white and yellow, Cad. red light hue,
And white with purest ptholo blue.
Deep blue sky, cloud-veined and fair
and mountain peaks that rise in white
all take backstage to the coiling line
of an Asian dragon in sinuous flight.
Brown fur, brown horns, and emerald skin
like leaves in spring, or grass in wind
a sky shading from midnight to dawn
achieved with azure paint I thinned
slow drying blend, pale clouds above
of titan white, streaking sky and drake alike
as distant mountains glimmer green
though foreground peaks are cold white spikes
untouched by spring. Yet spring is here!
She flies above, bright viridian skin
worked in pthalo, light green, and emerald.
Beauty without reflected within
my paint and my canvas, the sun on the grasses,
inspired this serpent, Queen of life
spring shines where she passes
bringer of joy and the end of strife.
Medium yellow and faintest red
A glow of fire’s light,
now add some water, thin the paint
And share my vision of delight.
Wings of flame, vermilion silk,
cad yellow thin, and alizarin
adorn pale skin white as milk.
And molten lava tresses flow
gleaming, glowing, burning bright,
stark contrast earth like charcoal
dark, eyes like cinders blaze with light.
An outstretched hand and tome of power
with creamy pages in crimson covers
as other hand draws dragon scythe
while choking ash clouds sky and smothers
its faded blue. Water boils, reflects carmine
white foam shining inferno's despite.
Amid the blaze, she stands a'shine
awaiting her foe who has no name
Her wings outstretched, her blade at guard
Angel born of Fire in a sea of blazing flame.
Then black and red a dragon too
red first, fill the outline with crimson shine
then thick black on top, a method new.
Lava, Obsidian, anthracite he,
bringer of rain and stormy fury.
Storm's light, grey clouds surround him
each golden eye bright amidst the leaden sky.
Lightning flashes as his tail cracks
all in reds and greys and blacks
lord of thunder soaring high
Storm-bringer, lighting slinger,
all who face him fade and die.
His lady's people tell the tale
of judgement, fire, storm, and scale
Wheviros! Whirlwind! His ancient name
Lord of storms and rain his fame.
Outline and erase, outline and erase,
then paint and scrape it clean once more
til at last the image begins to take shape
sunset and snow sparkle and a dragon of lore.
Next a deep and vivid green, purest phthalocyanine
adorns her scales, as sunrise overhead
and distant storm cast her shadows in ultramarine.
The snow isn’t white, but very light blue,
pale turquoise, and white tinted violet,
for otherwise it simply doesn’t look true
and the dragon gleams like polished gems
thus says the book, and here it ends
Earthquake complete, dark violet horns
body bright against snow. The promise of dawn
between horns now aglow.
Hang them on adjacent walls,
a matchless pair placed side by side
Paintings taking over my halls
once the final strokes have dried
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