Noughts and crosses

I don’t know if I’ll get there and not sure if I’ll go, but hope has to be somewhere the prophet told me so. If and when (the carrot and the stick ) I do will you be there before me? private questions with no answers dance across my tiring eyes, more sure of this…

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Old man on a chair, watercolour 1956

We used to be didn’t we? then we went our separate ways you into the night and I into the distance of those lonely days watching interminable television plays based on love and romance let loose and yet instead of playing the field I became a recluse preferring to be alone seeking no company needing…

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More from Louis Wainville

In order to feel that, one must eschew dog in favour of cat food, install a ski lift, give short change and shorter shrift, paint palindromes torch light garden gnomes take out pay day loans and skip town. It surely follows on that when the day has gone the night appears, and owls eyes scan…

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Monumental change

There must be something in modern art to appease the hunger of this old fart, but I munch on a Munch have lunch with Picasso Modigliani joins me with Manet and Monet and hey isn’t that Michelangelo with a chisel in hand coming to carve into this little band. When sated please dry under that…

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Atomisers

A door opens somewhere the light switch clicks and the evening wall is built from the bricks of one more day. She sits on the edge of her teacup ( a limited edition ) art everywhere and somewhere the lights go out. There is no moral in the stories we tell no sounds from the…

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The movement

From Bauhaus to Beiderbecke records on the record deck, art hangs off the walls. I stood with Baron Munchausen in the secret garden and watched pixies while at play. It was my wish to meet Miss Gish alas it was not to be so Hollywoodland was far to grand for a famers boy and his…

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Sistine

There is another mikeˈlandʒelo on his back somewhere in Bow, painting skies which shine and glow, I know because I’ve seen him…

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