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Spring Tide

19.03.2017

 

"At a springe-wel, under a thorn 
There was a bote of bale, a litel hire a-forn, 
There beside stant a maide, full of love ibounde, 
Whoso wol seche trewe love, in hir it shall be founde"

 

- Anonymous middle English verse, 14th Century

 

Spring Tide - "At a sprynge wel under a thorn...


Based on English folk-lore and a particular bit of 14th century verse/poetry. Though no melody is recorded with the original text, I've found it very pleasant to sing aloud to a tune of my own conception. 
Watercolour, gouache, graphic pen, indian ink, on paper of some description. Roughly A4 size.

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