An extract of the famous poem 'The Song of The Wandering Aengus' by Yeats has been written in the lithograph. The poem is about myths and magic, circling around the universal theme: The seach for Love.
Aendus wanders into the wood to find peace from the fire raging in his head.
He makes a magical fishing pole from a branch of a hazel tree. He catches a silver trout shich transforms into a beautiful woman. But as soon as Aengus turns to her she dissapears.
In the last verse of the poem Aengus is an old man - still searching for her, never losing hope of meeting her again.
The Song of Wandering Aengus, by Willam Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.
When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.
Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
and kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are gone,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.
Graphic Giclée print, numbered and signed. Made in a limited edition of just 70 prints.
Measures 50 x 70 cm / 19.7" x 27.6"