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JG MacLeod, Abalone Domestic Violence with a Vengeance Liz is a reticent and shy girl who…

Triad

Maid You see me now in youth and glory You see me fresh and free of…

Still-life with Chrysanthemum

This is my last flower picture – and the last in the series of cherished paintings…

A Crazy World?

Some years ago, I purchased a keyboard for one of the ancestors of the smartphone. Recently,…

Falling in Love

*** Blissful state that tumbles kingdoms Frees the wary from their phantoms When the naughty boy…

Chrysanthemum

*** Somebody in my household must have had a penchant flower-paintings: my third childhood painting instalment…

A Good review?

What is a good review? It is helpful. It is fair. It is honest. It isn’t…

Musical Birds

Violin drills emerge from the trees But nobody glimpses a fiddler, a source: Blackbirds can emulate…

Irises

The second painting from my childhood home is a flower painting. There is no signature, but…