CODE - 081
Stricken Tree at Ethie'
- 9" x 9" embossed giclée print)
G.B.P. (approx. $27 U.S.D.)
embossed giclée print)
G.B.P. (approx. $45 U.S.D.)
A NOBLE oak, deep-rooted, branching wide,
The strength of age, with grace of youth combined
A tender vine the spiney boughs o'erlaid,
And round the stem her pliant form entwined.
Fair Ethie's nurslings nestled in the shade,
Amidst its leaves the tuneful choirs were seen
Their music blest the tendrils overhead
Which clothed the oak in Nature's fairest green.
In light and shade the years flew swiftly by,
Sweet were the songs the Ethie minstrels sung
Two hopeful clusters blest the admiring eye,
And gratulation fell from every tongue.
NO more the tendrils round the oak entwine,
Vine leaves no more festoon the oaken bough
From that tall tree the storm has stript the
And wrapt it round with shades of silent woe.
That noble oak, alone, stands bare and cold,
By wintry blast chilled to the inmost core ;
Of earth its roots will soon renounce their
The glamour of its sylvan life is o'er.
STRICKEN TREE AT ETHIE
CRIGHTON - 1883