Wenlock Edge - wish we were there

Mar 98
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)

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