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 …
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


Alert green-eyed stare
feline beauty, pounce ready


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


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


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


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


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


Watchful ears, raised in
personified readiness
Twitching whiskers, taste


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


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


Please do visit Sarah’s website and her Facebook page

All images are copyright Sarah Stokes (c) 2013

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