Outside in

 

Dog rather confused

by an urgent sparrow trapped

bumping the window.

 

Both creatures in high alert

each frightened of the other.

 

 

More than twenty four

 

Static in traffic

my attention is drawn to

a bush filled with birds

more sparrows than I can count

clustered in a tiny space.

540. Picton Lane (6)

This is another beautiful bird creation by Aspire in Picton Lane, a little alleyway tucked away in Montpelier. I think these are house sparrows, which were so common when I was a youngster, but are something of a rarity these days.

Aspire, Picton Lane, Bristol, June 2016
Aspire, Picton Lane, Bristol, June 2016

I am full of admiration for the way that Aspire can just turn up to a wall and within a few hours transform it into something of beauty. His talent is as rare as the birds he paints.

Aspire, Picton Lane, Bristol, June 2016
Aspire, Picton Lane, Bristol, June 2016

I am filled with horror to learn that he has recently moved to London. Our loss is most certainly London’s gain. I wish him all the very best…the streets are lined with gold don’t you know.

Aspire, Picton Lane, Bristol, June 2016
Aspire, Picton Lane, Bristol, June 2016

I am sure that he will come back occasionally to his native Bristol, lest we forget (an unlikely scenario). Bon voyage.