Veronica Aldous

Poetry and Art by Veronica Aldous

Balsam and Rue

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Balsam and Rue

Aunt Chook’s got the plant called pop-bang
outside her window, she raffled a doll
I didn’t win so I cried although I was 18
(I was very ill from footprints on my head)
When she’s on holiday we feed James
The cat, he’s a Maine Coon
He also has a pet stuffed toy otter
He wraps his cat arms round it and sings

Please may I, please may I, please may I

Aunt Chook looks after elderly…

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Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Segundo’s Door. Watercolour Veronica Aldous.<br/>
#streetart<br/>
#cubapainting<br/>
#watercolours<br/>
#watercolours</p>

Segundo’s Door. Watercolour Veronica Aldous.
#streetart
#cubapainting
#watercolours
#watercolours

Posted 9 weeks ago
Posted 9 weeks ago

Homeless

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Homeless

In a huddled corner I long for cuckoo pint, marjoram
Lush swathes of grass to brush and burr my fur
I am not a lush kitten, but an old mistress
Once called Pip, then called RonkaConka

None comes to rescue one-eye having served
My useful days on laps, my paps hung with tinies
Little tumblers long gone, no longer mother but ratter
Perhaps? I offer that.

I am forest, I declare I know how…

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Posted 9 weeks ago

Mucilage

buddha

Mucilage

I thought about boiling some glue
Making flypapers in the gloom
Hanging them up and catching
Hardhearts and worrypests
Finaglers and wicked hurters

But I have caught glow worms and stars
And my mother’s beautiful voice
Singing to me, to calm me
As I weep on the stairs

I am still attached
By the caul
By the mind
By the heart.

Veronica Aldous  2018  all rights reserved

Painting by…

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Posted 10 weeks ago

When will it End?

When will it End?

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Pio and Almedo in the rotting courtyard
With the game of draughts between them
The huge banana palms in greenlit haze
From cigars Hypatia brought them

Sipping rum and trading whore-stories
She better not hear, the big bottom
Of all bottoms, as the sun falls
Behind her bottom
And night cicadas squizzle in the pots
Of dirty lilies and here come hot sausages
From the sausage and hot fat bars
As red…

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Posted 11 weeks ago
<p>Beautiful new frames I have made for me<br/>
Veronica Aldous Arts</p>

Beautiful new frames I have made for me
Veronica Aldous Arts

Posted 11 weeks ago
<p>Representing textures in charcoal. Shiny tomatoes and rough barks. And an 🦉. Veronica Aldous Arts. #artclass</p>

Representing textures in charcoal. Shiny tomatoes and rough barks. And an 🦉. Veronica Aldous Arts. #artclass

Posted 12 weeks ago
<p>Drawing lilies in Veronica’s art class. We looked at tone and negative space. Very good results from beginners to advanced students. Learning basic shapes assists drawing. #artclass</p>

Drawing lilies in Veronica’s art class. We looked at tone and negative space. Very good results from beginners to advanced students. Learning basic shapes assists drawing. #artclass

Posted 12 weeks ago

My latest book it is a book of my poetry and stories. I guess you could say they are magical realist. I just sold the painting on the cover via my Etsy shop.
https:www.etsy.com/shop/VeronicaAldousArts.

To buy my book please visit
www.lulu.com/spotlight/veronicaaldous
There are three books to choose from.
#poetrybooks
#contemporaryart
#contemporarypoetry

Posted 13 weeks ago