by Margaret Seymour
mirage of shallows and shadows broken reflections of a fresco sky celadon glaze over submerged sand memories of lost cargoes drift translucent in salt water – Persian cobalt, malachite, azurite, indigo glass pours from rusty furnaces pale saints line up on gold blue cubes dissolve the vaults in midnight pairs of peacocks inhabit a marble floor Empress Madonna gleams in her sapphire silk outside a kingfisher dives reeds on the margin stand like brushes fields of kelp slosh inky greenness fishes flick and dip like strokes of paint Maestro da Canal dreaming of further fame embarks for London. His wand transforms Thames to turquoise.
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