, The Flower That Smiles Today; SOLD

The Flower That Smiles Today; SOLD

United Kingdom

Size: 24 H x 24 W x 0.3 in

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Art Description

Painting: Mixed Media on Aluminium.

The flower that smiles today
Tomorrow dies;
All that we wish to stay
Tempts and then flies;
What is this world's delight?
Lightning, that mocks the night,
Brief even as bright.-- Virtue, how frail it is!--
Friendship, how rare!--
Love, how it sells poor bliss
For proud despair!
But these though they soon fall,
Survive their joy, and all
Which ours we call.--
Whilst skies are blue and bright,
Whilst flowers are gay,
Whilst eyes that change ere night
Make glad the day;

Whilst yet the calm hours creep,
Dream thou - and from thy sleep
Then wake to weep.


Powdered pigments and solvents on aluminium

Keywords: poetry, red, volcanic, solvent paints, Shelley, emotions, abstract, flower

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