Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Light and time

oil painting of Jupiter

Light and time
Upon a Sea of Beauty
Move like words of rhyme
Caught in a moment of light
Then gone forever
From our sight
This is one of my favourite


Thursday, 20 November 2008

A time to live


A time to live
A time to die
A time to sit
And wonder why
But is it here today
And gone tomorrow
Or is it more
To do with love
And sorrow


watercolour and ink

Friday, 14 November 2008

Poem to the unforgotten.

Athena crying again

All of ninety years has come and past
Since I was laid beneath the grass
In that Great War that came to pass
But for me time has not run so fast
Because I can still see the faces
Of young lads with faith and graces
Of all those different races
From so many different places
That came to die among the living dead
Things that in ink and pen cannot be read
For Mother Nature brought the poppies red
In defiance of what cannot be said
Both glorious and forever sad
Like something from the Iliad
Lost forever in the dyeing lad
In a world where the dead were glad
For in youth it's not easy to be bold
And fight and die among the fold
And truth was a story to be told
By those so powerful and so cold
They used the fear of shame
To try and stain the name
Of those that went insane
That could not stand the pain
That died by their countryman's own hand
To have no place in a foreign land
To hear no glorious marching band
To be known as those that broke and ran
For ninety years the pain of shame
Has been laid down by their name
And by those who carry the same
Has those who came and fort in vain
But what would Athena have to say
If she look down upon this day
Though immortal eyes of bluey gray
To see us forgive those that broke away
And forget those that held the foe at bay
For all those living souls we did betray
In the twilight of so many a day
And in their children, the men of today