ALL WE NEED, painting by IWONA STEFANCZUK, Dublin, Ireland

ALL WE NEED, painting by IWONA STEFANCZUK, Dublin, Ireland (copyright of the artist)

ALL WE NEED, painting by IWONA STEFANCZUK, Dublin, Ireland (copyright of the artist)

LINK: http://www.artbreak.com/evesky

The Old Man Sits in a Tree

 

                                               It’s

                                               a bad sign

                                               the cockerel sings

                                               out of time.

 

                                               The hen lays

                                               a bad egg.

 

                                               What they don’t know

                                               is

                                               I’ve a fly swat

                                               get rid of them all

                                               cockerel, hen and old man

 

                                               keep them in thrall

                                               in my nightmarish dreams

 

                                               not all it seems.

 

                                               The old man

                                               leans on a gate.

                                               Sky darkens

                                               a bad sign

                                               the dreams are back

                                               all mine.

 

                                               There’s a woman

                                               in the tree

                                               perched precariously.

                                    

                                                AERONWY  THOMAS

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