an isolated area of intricate design
but those things happened centuries later
almost in the way that I desired
the place I had last seen him
keeping in their minds the lines of melody
spherical baskets slowly taking shape
from a yellow ochre background in swirls

rectangular rocks leading out into
the choppy dark blue green sea
happier than I thought I should be
intimate experience of painting the woods
tangential places in our lives

some unknown mystery, some aura
it wasn't until that very moment
the significance of the date
Deep blue. Aquamarine. Gold and red.
A sea of gold haloes
treasure of the Templars
in candle light procession

Judy Malloy: when the foreground and the background merged