Wenlock Edge - wish we were there
Oils on board
61cm (24") x 46cm (18")
Coat collar high, envied scarf nestling your skin,
Unguarded for once, you freely smile,
For brief moments tenterhooks are loosened.
In the chilled stilled midwinter air
A tower stands out from the Edge,
Bold against furnace hued sunset sky.
In the proud tower you do not see me;
Magpie minded you pick and hoard
A pleasing future treat for you to give.
Canvas stretched, resonance painted - postcard stamped!
In mind and paint I ape these moments, this place;
Endlessly resolute, endorsing a circumstance.
(Words - August, 2004)