Love Poems
 
 
MY BELOVED IS MINE
 
A wedding present dating from the late 1960s.   A lover keeps guard over his sleeping girl who lies in a rectangular enclosure surrounded by sloping earth banks.  Fruit trees spring into leaf.  
 
THE APPLE GIRL
 
A linocut dating from about 1963, engraved for my future wife.  The girl emerges from under a canvas canopy which is stretched over a small courtyard with sloping sides.  She is entwined in the
 
I AM COME INTO MY GARDEN
 
A linocut marking difficulties in a relationship – a bereft lover, and an empty courtyard (the gate firmly closed), as planets move along parallel tracks which resemble the bar lines of a musical
 
I HAVE COMPARED THEE    
 
The first of a group of linocuts that originated as wedding presents for friends, dating from 1959.  It depicts a mediaeval house, the main wing and chimney completed and the remainder under
 
RISE UP MY LOVE
 
An early knife-cut celebrating the arrival of Spring, dating from about 1959.  A smartly dressed youth leads his lover by the hand from a house, across the lawn and under an apple tree, towards
 
 Courting couples dallying in orchards and beds