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Word art and poetry by Bill Allen - 2013


From Scooby-Doo, Seven No Trespassing signs, oil enamel on steel, 2012




The dwarf fan palm grew from the banks of the river Ilm,

holding earth and sky together, its leaves were everything,

he said, to trap the sun and deliver us our needed oxygen.

Don’t forget the roots, I exclaimed, don’t forget the roots!

From "Goethe's Palm," 2000