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Jason Palmer

Rookie (5 April 1971 / Huddersfield)

JMW Turner


Turner did see
The glory of dawn
Ripples of water
Steam in motion

No Genius he says
Damned hard work he says
Tramp across England
Sketch, watercolour, look

A stop in Paris
Perfection in Claude Lorraine
Plagiarise, Perfect, Mould


Engrave, Illustrate Murrays Books
Prints galore, block the rest
Nice little earner, there

Veritable Venice
Captured, light, water
Reflection and movement
No Canaletto he
Movement and light
Is He

Capture the fashion
Childe Harold in paint
Roman ruins for Soane
Dido at carthage

Played the game
In the right clubs
Had the right friends
Kept the mistress discreet

A life of painting holidays!
Dinner parties!
Secret fun!

He respectable, you see
No genius, you see
Damned hard work?

mm, yes Mr Turner
I see!

Submitted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Edited: Thursday, December 11, 2008

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  • Rookie Jason Palmer (6/18/2012 12:57:00 AM)

    this poem has been sent to the turner society for publication by famous Turner expert and chief curator of Tate Britain Ian Warrell (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jason Palmer (12/17/2008 12:55:00 PM)

    I have read this out at a few private galleries and got good feedback from artists who know about turner, he did some illustrations for john murray, and some work that was made into engravings that made him a lot of cash. He travelled a lot, with work, but I like the idea of spending days sketching views. (Report) Reply

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