villanelle

Villanelle - mixed media on canvas 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.