Keeper Meditating

Original Oil Painting on Canvas


By Helen Norton

61 x 51 cm

1999 Second Test

A closed up keeper on a black and white checked base or chess board.  Black / White, Right / Wrong, Right / Left. He is in the middle, where the answers are.



(poem for faith)


Somewhere in the middle

Are the answers to all the riddles

Somewhere at the center

Is the faith of heroes and mentors

Somewhere not at either end

Is a place where the scales do not bend

Somewhere near middle grey

Is the time of a raceless day

Somewhere at 25 degrees

Is where tempers cool and wars cease

Somewhere deep in my heart

Is the place I need to start

Somewhere in the silk of love

Is the home of the white dove.

 Norton ‘99