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I gather all my beasties close,
the laughing camel and gold
and silver alligator,
a little cat contemplating Buddha.
Happy to have a blue sting ray
sweep through the water,
curious about my feet.
A chameleon with horns perches
on a bright red branch,
his tail a perfect green weight
holding him up.
The beauty in the world often
includes a horn or trunk,
a yellow eye and beak.
Nothing simple or unbroken.
Copyright 2017 Carolyn Gregory
Peaceable Kingdom (c. 1833) by Edward Hicks, American
Trained as a sign, coach, and ornamental painter, Hicks painted over a hundred versions of his now-famous Peaceable Kingdom between 1820 and his death in 1849.
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