A Legion Of Lions!

The artist sketches some lions,
Gets better time by time,
Shows their stern growls of defiance,
Their strength when in their prime...
The lion cubs at rest, at play,
The lionesses, too,
The lion hunts in search of prey,
Not seen in any zoo...

Imagine lions young and old,
Their journeys to survive,
Each has a tale that must unfold,
While each can stay alive...
The artist sketching peacefully,
Till painting later on,
That masterpiece for all to see,
When lions' lives are gone...

The artist captures scenes of grace,
Tranquillity and calm,
Sometimes with close-ups of a face,
Perhaps with winsome charm...
Majestic, regal poses shown,
The like none can ignore,
So lions can be better known
Both now and ever more...

Denis Martindale September 2016.

A poem based on the magnificent wildlife paintings
by Stephen Gayford. Google-search phrases
gayford prints and 'Stephen Gayford poetry'.

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