Hand-lettered dip pen calligraphy and watercolor painting illustrating Alfred Lord Tennyson's classic poem, "Crossing The Bar." This piece is special to me because "Crossing The Bar" was the first poem I memorized in school and one of the ways in which I first began to grapple with the concept of mortality. In this poem, Tennyson compares death to a sandbar that separates a ship from the ocean, and hints at his hope of encountering God (the "Pilot") on the other side of death. He once wrote, "The Pilot has been on board all the while, but in the dark I have not seen him…[He is] that Divine and Unseen Who is always guiding us." Before he died, Tennyson told his son that he wanted this poem to be at the end of all editions of his poetry.
This listing is for a fine art print of an original watercolor painting by Bryana Joy. The artwork is printed on 300 gsm archival quality watercolor paper measuring 8x10 inches. Please allow 2-4 business days for this item to ship.