NOTICE: My husband and I are on our way to York, England, where we'll be living for the next year and where I'll be writing, painting, and posting the Letters From The Sea Tower! My original paintings and literary fine art prints won't be available in the shop until October 1st, since I'll need some time to get settled and figure out UK shipping procedures. I hope you'll bear with me if I'm a bit hard to reach over the next couple of weeks until the chaos of travel and relocation subsides. Don't hesitate to go ahead and order letter subscriptions during this time. They will be continue to be shipped as usual.

Crossing The Bar (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Crossing The Bar (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Crossing The Bar (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Crossing The Bar (Alfred Lord Tennyson)

Crossing The Bar (Alfred Lord Tennyson)

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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.