Trooping my colours

painting
Trooping the colour, John Lyons (40 x 40 cm, oil on canvas)

Trooping my colours

Under a blue sky
           I lay out my colours
this is the shape of them
           their texture as revealed
by the light

There is a pattern
           a gathering within
a certain geometry
           but there is
spontaneity too
           and ragged edges

you could say this canvas
           has my fingers all over it
the brush marks are all mine
           the choice of colours too
and some might say it’s not art
           but who are they to judge
can art ever be truly defined
           can love ?

John Lyons

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