Telling Yellow

34.5 x 22.5cm
Sarah Longley


Pen and ink on paper*


Original drawing for Michael Longley‘s poetry collection ‘Sea Asters’ published by Andrew J Moorhouse, Fine Press Poetry  (2015):


after Winifred Nicholson : a found poem


Yesterday I set out

To pick a yellow bunch

To place as a lamp

On my table in dull,

Rainy weather. I picked

Iceland poppies, marigolds,

Yellow iris; my bunch

Did not tell yellow. I

Added sunflowers, canary

Pansies, buttercups,

Dandelions; no yellower.

I added to my butter-

Like mass, two everlasting

Peas, magenta pink,

And all my yellows broke

Into luminosity.

Orange and gold

And primrose each

Singing its note.

                                 © Michael Longley


Original pen & ink drawing (framed) available to purchase with Own Art , £15. monthly for ten months interest free


*Daler Rowney Heavyweight acid free cartridge paper 220gsm