Light up the night
golden hue of stone,
resonating in a cool water.
Dappled sky and treetop green.
the river flows
so ideas of perfect summer night
leaving just fleeting memories.
so do recollections
of a halcyon past,
more than water under a bridge.
of river traffic,
now forgotten and long gone
a glow of incandescent peace—
to a watery tomorrow.
One of four poems written by Charles Jobson in response to paintings at the BEAT (Borough of Ealing Art Trail) exhibit at St John's Church, West Ealing in September 2019.
The painting is entitled Richmond Bridge at Twilight, by the artist and © Claire Corbett. Another poem in response to this painting was written by Godfrey Rust.
Poem © Charles Jobson. For permission to re-use contact firstname.lastname@example.org.