Going By | The Encircling Isle

Going By | The Encircling Isle

250.00

Pairings Matted Set - This open edition print and poem set is matted and ready to frame. The paper size is 8.5 x 11 inches, and the overall, matted size is approximately 14 x 18 inches.

Philip Conkling’s accompanying poem . . .

The Encircling Isle

An island farmhouse is on its knees,
Its withered lilac, a humbled grace; 
Not defeated, but a silent reproach
That hard won lives slip slowly by.

Blessed are the meek, Solomon says.
But they will not inherit this earth,
When the mighty are so blessed
To claim the next one now in this.

Connect us to the working land;
Connect us to the knowing sea;
Take heart from the encircling isle;
Ground us in this simple scene.

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