On other side of river lies

A boat that captures Beauty's eyes;

It floats upon the River Oise

That flows to sea with Nature's laws.

Before this scene I need to pause

And paint this moment & its cause.

My palette's blue- and green & gold,

Just as mine eyes mine heart hast told.


Le Bateua,  Auver-sur-Oise, oil on canvas,   16 x 20  (40 x 60cm), 2006 c.     $850

© Jack Hannula 2013