ROOMS BY THE SEA
(after Rooms by the Sea painted by Edward Hopper in 1951)
So after all it was you
who took me to the sun
and coloured me a room
in a palette of yellow and blues.
You laid me on a soft sofa-bed
covered in orangey-red
so I could rest in the late afternoon
watching you paint muted
shadows on the walls
whilst the sea-scented sea
lapped gently outside the open door.
Your parting gift
was a picture painted just for me
You hung it above the sofa
and called it Rooms by the Sea.
A room within a room
A painting within a painting
A dream within a dream.
You took me to the sun Edward Hopper,
I should have known it would be you