The Stonemason’s Yard

The Stonemason’s Yard by Canaletto, 1795. Oil on Canvas. National Gallery, London, UK

The Stonemason’s Yard
Form: Quatrains

Weathered city in the morning sun
Beaten, dilapidated by time
Echoing to the chisel tapping sound
A craftsman chipping at stone
Tap tap tapping a rhythm of sound
Resounds across the square
A makeshift and do workplace
Repairs for the decaying mother church
Like an actor taking his performance
To his audience amid the flaking plaster
With rough old timer exposing brick
The craftsman performs to make it good


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