The Lowsenford Sentinel

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 (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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