Still Life

Doug Esler (September 2017)

 

Still life still life

no breeze to stir the morning air

no rustling of the stately trees

still life still life

no ripples on the patient lake

no sound of birds upon the wing

still life still life

harbours first peoples’ ancient stories

locked away in a timeless vault

still life still life

the writer waits with eager pen

to scribe all of the mystic tales

still life still life

guarding nature’s perfect beauty

holding nature in it’s hand

still life still life

a model for the artist’s eye

a canvas for the waiting brush

still life still life

the painter poised in anticipation

will draw and daub and mark this place

still life still life.

July 13, 2019
Poems