Seascape

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Seascape, John Lyons (40 x 40 oil on canvas)

Seascape

If you appreciate the smell
           of linseed oil then yes
there is a certain fragrance
           to this canvas
that may well linger
           when we are long gone

But what have we here
           a study of sky and ocean
and a glimpse
           of the shore’s anatomy
an imagination bound
           by crude physical dimensions

all of us ultimately born
           out of the sea and the stars
our origins staring us
           daily in the face
the cycles and the tides
           foam on the shores
of the universe
           more questions than answers
a mystery to ourselves
           who want only for love

John Lyons

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