Waiting for Spring


Pencil and charcoal on textured paper; 590mm W x 760mm H.
‘Waiting for Spring’ symbolises the end of winter (lockdown) and the hope of returning to human interaction and connectedness. The almost frozen emotion of aloneness will be thawed and replaced by the brighter footsteps of Hope.

Shipping size incl. packaging

Height (CM) = 89

Width / Diameter if cylinder (CM) = 74

Depth / Diameter if cylinder (CM) = 17

Weight = 7kg

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‘When the frosts of winter had ceased
Its snows melted
Its cutting winds ameliorated;
The pain will subside
Our blood in our veins no longer frozen;
Spring will draw on

Greenness will grow over the brown beds
Refreshing it daily
Suggesting the thought that Hope travelled there at night
And left each morning brighter traces of her steps’


VaL Smit ©

Published: Literary Garland, September 2020