THE DEPARTURE, oil on linen, 130 x 95 cms
© Fergus A Ryan, 2020
O Usheen, mount by me and ride
To shores by the wash of the tremulous tide
Where men have heaped no burial mounds
And the days pass by like a wayward tune
Where broken faith has never been known
And the blushes of first love never have flown.
From The Wanderings of Usheen (Oisín), by WB Yeats
This painting is part of a series inspired by the romantic poetry of WB Yeats. In each case the scene is entirely imaginary, my own response to reading the poem. Others paintings in the series include 'Heaven's Embroidered Cloths', 'Penny, Brown Penny', 'Cap and Bells', and 'Silver Trout'.
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