Chandelier reflections

I’ve had my second book signing today and while I was waiting I wrote a poem about the atmosphere and the arena of it all. I was there with the kindness of Sarah Stokes who said I could come along to her Art Show and set up a table. Thank you.

Chandelier reflections
echo their light
upon the distant window
as polished floors
soak up their warmth

This nervous poet shivers a little
; there is a chill in the air
as the open doors
allow the oncoming winter’s breath
to seep into his toes
and up to his pen-holding fingers

Laughter from the room beyond
warms him as watercolour moments
are re-painted upon the eyes and minds
of the viewing public

His hat rests behind him above his scarf
calling to be worn
as a headache looms in the shadows …
yet
see here
he is now within the laughter and watercolours
where a mulled wine is offered
and gratefully accepted

Creaking floorboards
echo their weight
upon the footfalls and smiles
as sunlit art
soaks up the atmosphere

This nervous poet
shivers a little …

And now a little later in the afternoon I looked around and something stirred; it was my pen again and so I began to write haiku for the paintings.

Sarah is an extraordinarily gifted lady whose watercolours are … well, see for yourself

Owl flight splashes bold
upon a canvas of pure
Graceful & Silent

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Alert green-eyed stare
feline beauty, pounce ready
Anticipation

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Wolf, ripped from the wild
snows of imagination
Hungry for your touch

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Red-breasted eye sees
from its unblinking vision
Depth of painted soul

Robin

Strutting proud and loud
tail feathers erect, sublime
Dancing dusts of life

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Golden eyes, rivet
your attention from the dark
Windswept & Coal-faced

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Kisses from a child
upon equine’s mighty head
A moment of trust

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Watchful ears, raised in
personified readiness
Twitching whiskers, taste

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He looks up and waits
with love in his eager eyes
Spirit of friendship

Baxter

Swimming through the white
golden scales wing through the blue
An apparition

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Please do visit Sarah’s website and her Facebook page

All images are copyright Sarah Stokes (c) 2013

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