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.”