Giles has his fiancée photographed by Antoine’s Portraiture
Colour would have shown her hair as cornfield blonde.
His black & white had a lightness there,
and caught best the eyes’ crinkle of self-amusement,
His pictures of her in that summer market
played down the splash, the gush of strawberries,
riot of red apples, the foil of foliage’s green.
They held a wariness, a shrinking back
within the sunlight.
At bubbling watersides of sea and blue
the foam’s exhilaration was exactly captured,
dancing before the frowns and shadows
of her uncertainty.
If you have any comments on this poem, Robert Nisbet would
be pleased to hear from you.