After a visit to Watermouth Cove in North Devon this painting became. Mixed media of acrylic, watercolour pencil, pastel & pen. Along one of the shady walkways I came across a clump of cowparsley and took a quick pic on my iPhone. Love this plant it always reminds me of spring and the smell after the rain is just wonderful.
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
‘Neath billowing skies that scatter and amass.
All round our nest, far as the eye can pass,
Are golden kingcup-fields with silver edge
Where the cow-parsley skirts the hawthorn-hedge.
‘Tis visible silence, still as the hour-glass.Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragon-fly
Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky: –
So this wing’d hour is dropt to us from above.
Oh! clasp we to our hearts, for deathless dower,
This close-companioned inarticulate hour
When twofold silence was the song of love.