Category Archives: art

Polar family

A sketch with watercolour pencils of a Polar Bear and cubs:



To Stand and Stare?

How does the time disappear?
Water evaporates under direct heat.
Time evaporates
under a withering glut of
the unexpected
the unplanned
and unremembered.
Distractions distract.
People with no time steal yours
with delays and waiting.

in this century,
with endless updates
on sites you should leave alone.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Instructions to a Portrait Painter

Draw me with bold charcoal
Leave the pussyfooting fine graphite alone.
As you apply colour,
let the sun glint chestnut in my hair and
remember the red spot in my iris,
my special mark.
Leave out those shadows by my eyes,
my penance for a life sleep deprived.
They are not the essence of me.


Copyright © 2018 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Written in response to a poetry prompt, to get me writing poetry again after all the rush and activity of Christmas.