Piece from Wales based artist Peter Rossiter. A villanelle is a nineteen-line poetic form. "Villanelle" is a “ concrete “ representation of a poem the artist wrote about events in 1918. Peter has used oils,acrylic paint and various types of acrylic spray paint together with stencils, brushes, rags, a saw blade and a selection of other random mark making instruments to create the image. For those that died, by night, by day It was but chance One hundred years gone, in a blink
You feel aggrieved And hesitate to glance On those that died, by night, by day
Scarce time’s blood congealed Can grass, can marble, can poppy wreaths enhance One hundred years gone, in a blink?
In shock you reeled Knocked off balance By those that died, by night, by day.
Stop, consider: yield To a diplomatic dance One hundred years gone, in a blink,
Nothing reprieved, all hope felled In the woods and fields of Aisne, For those that died by night, by day One hundred years gone in a blink.
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