Lost in the Wild

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This is my second painting, which was rather inspired by a poem than a by a painter. The stanza which particularly touched my heart is part of the poem “In Memoriam A.H.H.”(1849), written by  the famous victorian poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1862). The Poet Laureate wrote this requiem in memory for his beloved friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died an early and sudden death.

“I sometimes hold it half a sin

To put in words the grief I feel;

For words, like Nature, half reveal

And half conceal the Soul within.”

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