I am writing a series of short poems to accompany paintings by Robert Aldous. These will be included in an exhibition at the Circle Contemporary Art Gallery, Hawksfield, Cornwall, Wadebridge PL27 7LR in spring 2019. The exhibition will feature paintings of water in different landscapes and I am writing poems which will complement the paintings. Below is one of the paintings in Robert Aldous’s studio and the poem which goes with it.
THE BLACK WAVE
Look, ocean indigo with anger,
ocean rising up into huge crests
which spew fury, ocean bellowing
at the thin-lipped land crouched
behind it. Look, clouds sweeping
through sky eager to marry these waters.
The black wave threatens annihilation
but in the fathomless dark something is stirring
and it fills you with wonder as you gaze
at the ceaseless seagull-white layers.