The Lowsenford Sentinel

IMG_0890 (Edited)

 (I was inspired to write this poem after seeing Antony Gormley’s sculpture by the locks on the Stratford-upon-Avon canal)

The Lowsenford Sentinel

Standing sentinel starboard side

Surveying passing boats.

Precariously peering port side

Boldly guarding the barrel cottage.

Watching the weary watermen

Granting them right of passage.

*****

Spawned from an angel,

His iron form juts and muscles.

Strength exudes for all to see.

Power, a gentle giant, offering protection

From the pulsating water raging far below.

*****

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