Over the Hills Cards – Pack of 5

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This card is of the painting ‘Over the Hills’

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This vibrant card ‘Over the Hills’ comes from my ‘Lessons of Darkness Lessons of Light’ series. I engaged with the Edward Thomas poem of the same title, creating this piece with warm reds and earthy yellows, contrasting with the sharper lemon yellows¬† and cool blues. To chime with the poem and its theme of nostalgia and remembered camaraderie and my youthful days working with my father and grandfather on their respective farms in the Pennines.

Over the Hills – Edward Thomas

Often and often it came back again

To mind, the day I passed the horizon ridge

To a new country, the path I had to find

By half-gaps that were stiles once in the hedge,

The pack of scarlet clouds running across

The harvest evening that seemed endless then

And after, and the inn where all were kind,

All were strangers. I did not know my loss

Till one day twelve months later suddenly

I leaned upon my spade and saw it all,

Though far beyond the sky-line. It became

Almost a habit through the year for me

To lean and see it and think to do the same

Again for two days and a night. Recall

Was vain: no more could the restless brook

Ever turn back and climb the waterfall

To the lake that rests and stirs not in its nook,

As in the hollow of the collar-bone

Under the mountain’s head of rush and stone.