Sweeps of sky blue
on silver canvas I paint
with streaks of crimson
mellowed by sunset hues.

Swirling cloud elephants,
springing tigers and dolphins,
across sunlit space
with freak figures swinging.

Rainbow-ribboned sky,
reflected in perfumed crystalline waters,
overflows in pleited golden dome
inset with many a celestial scene.

Moonlit pastures, starlit lakes,
unending rose valleys,
long-forgotten spiked depths of hills,
cloud shadows on the skyline.

All rising at the end of a trial :
weedy clumps, saggy hillocks,
yellow plains dotted by beaks and wing-whirls
and interlocking clusters of trees,
silhouetted against the sky.