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Masterpiece of Melancholia

The clouds are a dark and brooding  
heart, singing their woeful songs  
of heartbreak and loss.

As the tide gathers  
her fanning skirts and retreats back  
to the solace of a sleeping night, she leaves  
in her wake a vessel.  
It whistles and creaks as wind  
dances around the mast, sails long ago taken  
by the frothing waves of the sea.  
My favorite of your brushes, weeping  
magic upon the canvas--

A masterpiece of melancholia.  
~The first time I saw the finished work was  
at the annual Fine Arts Gala. It did not win an  
award, but It was voted  
People’s Choice.  
I knew that night it would belong to me.
Author's Note
Painting titled "Last Voyage"
Artist: My Dad
~Oil On Canvas~
Painting titled "Last Voyage"
Artist: My Dad
~Oil On Canvas~

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