Oils on water

Oils on water
Oils on water, John Lyons

Oils on water

What I love
           about this detail
from a recent canvas
           is the way the colours
in the foreground
           appear to be floating
on water or on ice :
           it could be a pond
or a stretch of canal
           frozen over such as
on Thursday
           up by Ladbroke Grove
when I saw two swans
           that were wondering
where to go with ice
           all around them
and seemingly
           no way out

John Lyons

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