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Spinster, Rake and Lover

SPINSTER, RAKE AND LOVER, oil, 46 x 61 cm (18" x 24")

© Fergus A Ryan, 2017

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"Sheepswool, straw and droppings cover

Graves of spinster, rake and lover,

Whose fantastic mausoleum

Sings its own seablown Te Deum,

In and out the slipping slates."


From John Betjeman's Ireland With Emily