Sketchy sketches

Sketchy sketches,
dodgy doodles
of Newstead Abbey.
Some first impressions.
Collages according to now.
What would it be like if these old folk
were all alive now?
The men, dogs and bears?
The women, babies and maids?
The slaves?
History looks funny from where I stand,
but it’s also familiar.
What was that Byron guy doing?
What was that Wildman guy thinking?
Same old.

All collages by Eleanor Sikorski
Photos of the grounds at Newstead Abbey