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Doodle & Drink (Ryan & Noyes)

April 14, 2020
Doodle & Drink - Alfred Noyes, Adult

Enjoy a glass of wine, a cup of tea or a glass of milk while you join us in a fun doodling exercise using the following quote and poem to inspire a drawing!

For all ages—adults and children—for anyone!

Adult Quote for Doodling Inspiration: 

“Lighthouse Keeping”

Kay Ryan 

Seas pleat
winds keen 
fogs deepen 
ships lean no 
doubt, and 
the lighthouse 
keeper keeps 
a light for 
those left out. 
It is intimate 
and remote both 
for the keeper 
and those afloat. 

Doodle Example:


Youth Poem for Doodling Inspiration:

"Daddy Fell into the Pond"

Alfred Noyes 

Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.
We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
And there seemed to be nothing beyond, THEN
Daddy fell into the pond!

And everyone's face grew merry and bright,
And Timothy danced for sheer delight.
"Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!
He's crawling out of the duckweed." Click!

Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,
And doubled up, shaking silently,
And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft
And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.

O' there wasn't a thing that didn't respond WHEN
Daddy fell into the pond!

Doodle Example: