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Denis Martindale


* The Prince of Prints


Behold the precious Prince of Prints,
By wildlife he is stirred!
Yet who is he who uses tints?
Mr Stephen Gayford!
He also serves who stands and waits,
As every artist knows...
And blessed is he who celebrates
As each new painting grows...

From many sketches Stephen starts
Each brand new masterpiece!
He shares them all to cheer our hearts!
His wonders never cease!
He's busy as the humble bee
That flies each waking hour...
From diligence comes majesty,
From steadfast love comes power!

Let's praise the Lord for Stephen's eyes
That see God's handiwork
And for each vision, oh, so wise,
For Stephen doesn't shirk!
He's on the go, while standing still,
He's always standing tall!
This Prince of Prints perfects each skill,
So God can bless us all...


Denis Martindale, copyright, December 2010.

Submitted: Monday, January 31, 2011
Edited: Saturday, November 29, 2014

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The poem is based on the wonderful wildlife artist Stephen Gayford's paintings and you can use the poemhunter keyword search for the popular Stephen Gayford animal poems: lion, tiger, bear, meerkat, eagle, falcon, leopard, cheetah, panther, panda, parrot, macaw, owl, wolf, dolphin, seal, penguin.

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