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a storm-strid night

by Peter Long

Ink on white cartridge paper 28x33 cms (Edition of 4, signed. Fits standard 28x33 cms/11x13 inch frame)

15 x 19 cm


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This print was inspired by Thomas Hardy's poem 'Night-time in Mid-Fall'. The poem complete runs: 

It is a storm-strid night, winds footing swift
through the blind profound;
I know the happenings from their sound;
Leaves totter down still green, and spin and drift;
The tree-trunks rock to their roots, which wrench and lift
The loam where they run underground.

The streams are muddy and swollen; eels migrate
To a new abode;
Even cross, 'tis said, the turnpike-road;
(Men's feet have felt their crawl, home-coming late):
The westward fronts of towers are saturate,
Church-timbers crack, and witches ride abroad.