after a Sliabh Beagh Arts sculpture
Hello Crow, how bright the light
That shines in your gimlet eye
Set amongst furls of fine plumage
Illustrated by the glittering voids
Made in the blackened metal plate
By the artist’s sharp, cultured blade.
The plate sits upon an armature
Of concrete and oxidised iron
From the steel rods thrust
Into the new quickened concrete.
Now half-freed by carnage of time
To create a perch just for you, Crow.
John Llewellyn James
Common Ground hosts a number of artworks by Sliabh Beagh Arts