2 peaches

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Two peaches, by John Lyons

2 peaches

Two ill-painted peaches
           long gone but one hopes
that they were sweet
           that they were enjoyed
as a fruit of the moment
           not meant for eternity
a tasty time capsule
           subject to oxidation
and to inevitable
           decline

the succulent flesh
           concealed beneath
a soft furry skin
           and the hard stone
awaiting within for
           burial under the earth
and a bold opportunity
           to rise again

John Lyons

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Apple and orange

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Apples and orange, by John Lyons

Apple and orange

What have we here
           a painting of three
two alike and one non
           representing
the fruit of life :
           nothing concords
with art
           and words
are not replicas
           the paint is unique
neither good nor bad
           just of itself

as is love
           neither one thing
nor another
           merely itself
and there is texture
           and feinted shadows
and a ripeness
           that goes to the core
but this is life
           apples and orange
trying to capture life
           availing itself
of the materials to hand
           love that extemporizes
that is love
           that exists beyond
the realm of times
           love that shifts its shape
and its complexion
           but is always original

because repetition
           is a myth created
by Plato since there is
           nothing old under the sun
and love is evolution
           and constant innovation
and art couldn’t care less
           or give a damn
for anything else
           except love

John Lyons

 

Life study

Life study

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This is the last of the recent paintings executed in acrylics on the wooden lids
of French cheese boxes. It shows the energies and colours of life emerging from the sea
and reaching up to the sky. The painting is double-sided and the reverse (shown
below) represents the literal reverse of life, the dull grey mass of uncreativity
of those who prefer to exercise their purse rather than their imagination
and are
consequently disengaged from the vibrancy of their true humanity.

Life is dedicated to my wonderful son, William, born 38 years ago today,
a natural poet, gifted with insights I could only dream of possessing!
Happy Birthday, William!

 


Reverse

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John Lyons