Maggie McKean is a member of Shropshire Art Society, exhibiting regularly in Shrewsbury and Church Stretton. She has also exhibited paintings at Oswestry Open Art Competition, the Shropshire Open Exhibition, and for the last four years has been selected for the Ellesmere National Art Exhibition. Maggie enjoys painting in acrylics, pastels and gouache, as well as mixed media with collage. Inspired by landscape, urban scenes and people, every subject through Maggie's eyes is enlivened with a rich and expressive use of colour.
The poem was composed, by the artist to accompany the painting above "And the Cuckoo sang near Cranberry Rock" on Monday June 1st 2020.
And the Cuckoo sang
Near Cranberry Rock,
And we from Town
Were in Lockdown,
Fearful of illness and
Faces with masks
But Nature heads not
Our pointless tasks
to keep apart in isolation,
Helpless victims of desolation.
The cuckoo sings to find his mate,
And Nature burgeons in full spate
Scattering golden blooms
On Shropshire hills.
And Lark ascending into blue
Fills my heart with joy renewed,
That Spring will come again each year
With fresh colour, hope and cheer
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