About the centre of the small loo window
Leaves of every ivy-colour frame
The bold obtrusion of an autumn sun
Leaf-jewels form along the vines
Cherry-red shade and delicious green.
There’s no compounding of these opposites
Each surface either red or green or bearing
Each separate – but look closer now and behold!
Some leaves blend red and green in a strange shade
Subtle and lovely! Well, you planted them
The ivy plants that now are everywhere
Blending opposing colours as your love
Within my life spreads vine and leaf
And colours sweet and sharp and dark and light
Making my days be filled with such a glory
With which November sun catches a seagull
As it wheels over roofs, against the sky.