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08-28-2014, 07:29 PM
When you are old
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim Soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

---i paint with my fully emotion---
From a photo of Réhahn

D Akey
08-29-2014, 12:42 AM
Charming. They're like a couple kids in old bodies. . . not unlike how I experience aging. I hope I always retain a certain childlike quality, a zest for enjoying life one way or the other. Why let bodies dictate how we're to behave when it's the spirit that matters.

Very nice piece. Congratulations. :):):):):)

Peter Pinckney
08-29-2014, 02:42 AM
Simply wonderful.............................;);););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;););););););););););););););););););););););););) ;);););););););););););););)

08-29-2014, 05:25 AM
Hello Peter,
Not familiar with this picture, but its a very excellent rendition ,well done mate.....Jack.

08-29-2014, 08:58 AM
An honest and direct painting, I like it very much.

08-29-2014, 09:38 AM
Its a fantastic work my friend.
I like it a lot

08-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Absolutely love this, great work

08-29-2014, 11:36 AM
Lovely, and loving. Thank you for both the painting and the reference.