Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Jeffree Skewes #42 Joy







It was meant to be Joy

full of painters poets a jazz drummer

switched on vanguard, lovers

 hand made patrons of the arts


avant gardens in the hills

the good-life party at lunch

early drinks all night

charcoal rubbed paper


free love summer post-war

a poster child who knew

and grew-up too soon

lost the fear we did forget


wrapped in Sunday, mourning 

never really knowing

who did what to whom when

shame plays it's tune


so begins the remains of days

records spin around

tears for precious life 

and a generation broken


Joy in the pearler's diving bell

did stroll ocean floors

drew a light never saw

feathered starfish hands and more...




image: Joy Hester 1920 – 60
Girl holding Turkey   (Vera) 1957
synthetic polymer paint, brush and ink, gouache on card
74.8 × 49.8 cm   NGV 


5 comments:

  1. It is truly...and great. Thank you too.

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  2. Stunning, and beautiful, and my heart leaps and drops and leaps and drops

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  3. Thank you SRCJ :) I appreciate your words of encouragement...

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