TITLE Above Hackfall with Kate (SOLD)

Artist
David Stead
MEDIUM
Oil on canvas
SIZE
100cm x 80cm
PRICE
SOLD

 

And Kate wrote this:

 

Cadmium Fields

 

Spring has come late to Mickley,

under cover of beech, bluebells populate,

tease the edges of the footpath.

 

A fat toad hops under a damp leaf,

Chaffinch chaffinch and squirrel chase

up up around the ancient trees,

into the unseen

 

Beyond the wood

the hawthorn reigns,

and somewhere a river

where the trout are rising.

 

In the wild grass

that grows long past my knees-

the blue of cornflowers,

the red of poppies.

 

All else is buttercups;

the cadmium fields,

a simple sky

and the sweet chewed smell of clover

 

By Kate Frater