Old Painting

I wrote this for a contest on Allpoetry.com – but over time I reckon it reminds me of some really good artworks at IWM North (Where I Volunteer), The Lowry in Salford, Salford Art Gallery and its Sister Gallery in Manchester.

In the dark recesses
of the vault
she sleeps

Timeless beauty skilfully captured
by the artist
in Oil

Youth frozen on canvas
Preserved for History
in Dust

Beauty forgotten in time
Stored for Eternity
by Prospectors

And her mark left
visible on old
Painted Walls

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