Nick Whittle Artist




Poems

Atlantic

Bernard

Brixton Blues Bus Kiss

Clouds

For Taava

Full Moon

Life Jacket

Manchester

My Land

The Annunciation

Under the Sun

Watching Fireflies







Under the Sun
2001



how
can you
explain
a setting sun

a time
when the sky turns
against the blue of day
to warm yellow leftovers
of a sinking sun
to orange fiery clouds
streaking
from the west

do you remember
the first time
that day
became night

how
can you
explain a time
when you
alone
remember
the past

a time
when you
become
the wise man

a time
when your
stories
become
our
history

a time
when you
are loved
for what
you are

can you
recall
the time
that youth
looked
back
at you