Ali McGrane



Seeing in Colour

Canvasses rotting behind the shed
An ochre sky, the sharp stink
of linseed on a rag

The temper of blood on white tiles
A coffin glossed with slick tints
of autumn leaves in oils

Art is not what you see but what
you make others see.
Where do I look now?

Tree-striped light on a dark mound
The bristle of green on umber

Asters like loaded brushes in a jar



[Quote: Edgar Degas]


Ali McGrane is an emerging writer of short fiction and poetry, living in the UK. She has studied literature and creative writing with the Open University and is currently completing an MA. Her work has appeared in Fictive Dream, The Lost Balloon and Ellipsis Zine. @Ali_McGrane_UK

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