About Victor Melville

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

An interpretation of Victor Melville's art

Out of the darkness

In the darkness of the grotto I had lost all hope of ever seeing clearly again.

The blackness, so enveloping, I raise my hand in front of my face; there is no visible recognition of the man I once knew.

The faintest glimmer of light begins to appear, not constant, like intermittent radiance on choppy seas.

A source of light is becoming apparent, providing a pathway; images are now becoming clearer.

There is an expectation of what the day can now provide.

One’s Worth - an introspective essay by Vic Melville

To have an appreciation of one’s life one needs only to cast your gaze towards

the heavens on a clear night.

People say they feel insignificant amongst this vastness, somehow relating

their role and purpose in life as meaningless and minuscule.

The immensity of the Universe where distance is measured in light years and

our own life span is measured in years.

How important are we really?

The imprint we leave on others on how we live our lives magnifies this


We leave a pathway for our children to walk and their children to follow.

The strength of this pathway is its unwavering, through the daily trials and

the worldly temptations.

We all have stumbled in thought and some in actions.

That is the past, seek to understand why, and then take responsibility.

Individually we can make a difference but collectively goodness would change

the world,

Be kind, thoughtful and understand this is a gift; however, this gift of life was

not given without responsibility.

To truly enjoy this wonderful gift of life believe we are significant and do play

a meaningful role in the Grand plan.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Gift: a poem by Victor Melville

The Gift

Imparting knowledge which engenders the desire to learn more.

Like a Master Swordsman prodding for weakness.

Able to parry thrust and subdue confrontation.

Always leaving no doubt about your skill.

But constantly a willingness to share.

It is a gift to be able to teach.

Roy you are a teacher.