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Magpies

One long last look

who knows if or when

I’ll see this waterway again.

                         

I don’t know what future

these cranes are building

but it’s not mine.

 

In my reflection here I see

flowing away the life I led

when I was one for sorrow

 

diving now for glittering things,

this city I leave and I, I hope, 

will be two for joy tomorrow.




One of five poems written in response to paintings at the BEAT (Borough of Ealing Art Trail) exhibit at St John's Church, Ealing in September 2019.

The painting is entitled Silver Morning (in Madrid), by the artist and  Lee Croxford. 


The poem is Godfrey Rust, godfrey@wordsout.co.uk. See here for permissions.

Borough of Ealing Art Trail