Artist's description:

Plug Street Wood

Inspired by a First World War poet Roland Leighton's beautiful poem home to his fiancee, Vera Brittain.

An original paintng on canvas paper within a mount, under glass and presented in a stylish gilt frame. Overall dimension including the frame measures 13 x 11 inches. The actual artwork within the mount measures 6.5 x 3 inches.

Each summer we drive through the calm, pastoral landscape of Northern France where pockets of woodland, quiet copses, oasis of green dot the fields and hill tops.
It is hard to beleive that this landscape saw the most devastating warfare and destruction. Nature has reclaimed the horror and beauty transformed the violence of a 100 years ago.

Here is Rolands evocative poem..

Violets from Plug Street Wood,
Sweet, I send you oversea.
(It is strange they should be blue,
Blue, when his soaked blood was red,
For they grew around his head:
It is strange they should be blue.)

Think what they have meant to me -
Life and hope and Love and You
(and you did not see them grow
Where his mangled body lay
Hiding horrors from the day;
Sweetest, it was better so.)
Violets from oversea,
To your dear, far, forgetting land
These I send in memory
Knowing you will understand

Materials used:

oil on canvas paper within a mount, under glass.

Plug Street Wood - framed original (2017)


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