Catabolic Grace

Harvest by Oliver Freeman


reproduced with permission ©Oliver Freeman

this poem was inspired by the powerful images

of nature and decay; of beauty and desolation

in Oliver Freeman’s art



Catabolic Grace


land undulating

in to rolling furrows ploughed

defiant decay

waste of catabolic grace

dross in to gold in to dross


at the seasons edge

green waves, shining muddy rills

euphoric rising

flower painted battlefields

gold in to dross in to gold


by Gail