Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Ragged Wood (after WB Yeats poem) for the centenary celebrations 2015

The Ragged Wood 2015
Oil on canvas
24 x 18 ins
For the WB Yeats 150th celebrations  in Sligo Ireland 2015

The Ragged Wood
by WB Yeats

O hurry where by water among the trees
the delicate stepping stag and his lady sigh,
when they have but looked upon their images
would none had ever loved but you and I!

Or have you heard that sliding silver-shoed
pale silver -proud queen woman of the sky,
when the sun looked out of his golden hood?-
O that none ever loved but you and I!

O hurry to the ragged wood, for there
I will drive all those lovers out and cry-
O my share of the world, O yellow hair!
No one has ever loved but you and I!

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