Nine Again

A poem By: 

About the artist

Helen Garrett’s paintings explore the eternal themes of love, fate and transience. ‘It is the mystery of life that inspires me as a painter.’ Find out more

I am nine years old
and I can see flames ahead.

Shall I walk through them
and be consumed?

Or shall I use their light
to guide me past, toward the unknown future?

And then?

A lifetime’s alchemy
finally turning into gold?