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The poem, Song of the Mad Prince, was part of Walter de la Mare’s collection Peacock Pie (1913). Clarke dresses his prince in an Elizabethan style as he stands before his mother and father. A variety of colors and tones are achieved by plating and etching of two planes of glass. It is a small piece actually with a custom case of walnut produced for a friend and patron of Clarke, Thomas Bodkin, who at one point was Director of the National Gallery of Ireland.

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Sources and Additional Reading

http://onlinecollection.nationalgallery.ie/objects/2389/the-song-of-the-mad-prince

https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/song-of-the-mad-prince/

 

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The demolition before construction of a major new development in my neighborhood. A rather strange beauty in the early morning light.

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As the sun dipped in the sky, it filled the kitchen with a golden light illuminating this fly who watched intently as I made a dinner salad.

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