An indigo and damask


            alights on my head –

enchanting adornment


Knitting I’ve laboured over

            unravels in delight


                        Chalk birds

abandon their mournful cries

            and celebrate


My eyebrows wing us

    above the shadow doorways


to an appointment

            with my muse



My poem was inspired by the painting:  ‘Life-Secret 1: The Black Butterfly of Inspiration’ by Caroline Ireland, which I viewed during Bridport Open Studios event. See the image below.

© Caroline Ireland

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