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No Smoke….

September 2019

Price On Application

Oil on canvas

60 x 80 cm




This painting is about global warming, with my modern sonnet ‘Leadership’ transcribed. The title invites the viewer to complete the saying ‘…without fire’.

The United Nations, European
Union and UK members, the Vatican
and Democracy Now- the Great and the Good-
assembled, then listened, chastened, as their
guest, teenaged and pigtailed, proclaimed on School
Strikes, and a rocketing fossil fuelled
emissions curve stealing her future, sold,
while she waits to grow up and change the world.
Elsewhere, presidents deny, flout and Tweet,
strut, obfuscate and accuse ‘rogue states’ to
deflect attention from their own back yard,
or spy on a dark web to change results.
Some people think it’s still a matter of faith,
but our house is on fire; change trumps delay.

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