A poem evoked by the images of Bottacelli's painting 'The Primavera'......

 

 
 
Bethlehem sparrow census
All weather flowers
 
Black angel garment
Rooks nest in its darkness
 
Gathered under cover of cloak
Every star rises to sing
 
Seraphim moon
On its back
Between capitals
 
Chapel sandstone
Grained like marble
 
A Bishops stain
A wovenquarter moon
A bright new tapestry star...
 
Magnificat sits in her
Romanesque wood
 
Bethlehem angel
Touches the lady
 
Incense words cloud
Corbel all vulva
 
And proud white giant
Unfrocked by David
 
His star in the east
Forthwith and Seraph
 
This day unto you
Childermass magi and shepherd
 
Come to this rising
Temptation wind
 
Come to this burning
Parable virgins
 
Come to this dying
Cock-crow and donkey-ride
 
Cloak this child
With flowers of
The Primavera
 
 
 
 

 

The Primavera by Bottacelli