“Hung Out to Dry” – by Leslie Noyes

I simply adore it when one of my images sparks inspiration in another creative soul. My art spoke to someone on a deeper level, there is no other honour. So here is Leslie’s poem inspired by my conceptual image Hung out to dry.

Passion had its way with her

Swept her up

Cast her about

Until she was

Strung out,

Wrung out,

Hung out to dry,

Swinging from tenterhooks

For all the world to see.

A lesser woman might’ve

Given up,

Shrivelled up,

Dried on the vine,

Not she, no, for

She claimed her place,

Staked her bets and

Stood on her own two feet.

Hung out to dry
Hung out to dry