KEITH NESBITT - T H E . P L A C E . A T . 4 , 2 , 1 (1980)

Painting of The Place at 4,2,1 (oil on canvas)



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The Place at 4,2,1
The Place at 4, 2, 1
A child runs to her mother.
Tears of ice,
like crystals in her eyes.

" Where have you been,
my green eyed daughter ?
Were you not down upon the sand,
playing in the water ? "

" No, I've been a silly girl,
I was walking by the playground,
where it meets the world.
And I saw a place,
that reaches to the sun.
It was the place at 4, 2, 1."

" And where is your brother,
he has not run to his mother ?
Oh, where is my grey eyed sun ?"

" He was walking with me,
I called but he would not come.
So I left him at the place,
the place at 4, 2, 1."

The mother holds her child,
close upon her breast,
and tears of ice,
like crystals,
fall upon her dress.

   
       

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