Country couplets

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Country, John Lyons (50 x 40 cm, oil on canvas board)

Country couplets

All things of the earth
: sheep grazing

and hawks hovering
above dry dusty fields

scouring the stubble
of wheat and barley

with an eye for the kill
Summer days again gone

and so on and on the cycle
of death and resurrection

all that we live for sustained
by the fat of the land

work of human hand
cue September mists

and lovers’ lethargy
loth to rise from their beds

John Lyons

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