Ray Templeton

Positively Cowslips

I read that in one
of the Central Asian languages,
they use the names
of wild flowers to express
abstract emotions, but
although I walk the fields
for hours I’ve never found
the one for when
I look across the room
at what is no longer there.

Ray Templeton might have had a career too rich in incident and achievement to be summed up in one sentence, but he didn’t.