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Bloomin’ lovely! Tribune readers get creative in lockdown

29 May, 2020 — By Sam Ferguson

David Stanton’s Canonbury Spring

READERS have continued sending in their poems, paintings and drawings to be included in our artistic lockdown archive, depicting life in the borough during the coronavirus crisis.

Walter Roberts, of the Brecknock Road Estate, sent us a poem titled Eventide Reverie in Lockdown:

Evening shadows find me drawn
To a certain town where I was born
In familiar haunts that look forlorn
Down a lane all weathered and worn
With images of people and places torn
And framed in sepia-tinged monochrome
Fleeting memories that diminish anon
Like a reverie that fades as it’s never etched in stone
Or a melody that haunts in a melancholic tone
Like a gently beating heart that heaves its final moan
To a long-forgotten track on a distant saxophone
Yes they linger on and on till the day that I’ll be gone

An untitled work by Miranda McArthur

Miranda McArthur, who lives in the Barbican, sent us some recent paintings.

“Though I usually paint large landscapes and people, I’ve been focusing on subjects close by; the black grasses and primulas were in a small City garden and the tulips and wallflowers in the gardens of St Paul’s,” she told the Tribune.

David Stanton of Canonbury Park South also send in his painting, titled Canonbury Spring.

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