Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Still Life


STILL LIFE

                 After the baby has gone
                 to bed    there remains
                 a bright square mat.
                 Beyond a jumbled rattle
                 of six chained bangles
                 a pink teddy bear lies
                 face down guarded by
                 a blue black-nosed dog
                 The guarded fire warms
                 the room in which
                 a television plays
                 moving colour to the air

© GERALD ENGLAND

Composed: Ashton under Lyne, 23rd December 1981

Publications

1988 Piddiddle (USA)
1988 Z Magazine (Isle of Man)
1994 Dandelion (UK)

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