The Descending Blue; That Blue is All in a Rush by Patricia Cain
Title: The Descending Blue; That Blue is All in a Rush
Artist: Patricia Cain
Medium: Watercolour and Pastel (framed)
Size: 61 cm x 61 cm
Inspired by the poem 'Spring' by Gerard Manley Hopkins -
NOTHING is so beautiful as spring—
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing; 5
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
What is all this juice and all this joy?
A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning 10 In Eden garden.—Have, get, before it cloy,
Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning, Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,
Most, O maid’s child, thy choice and worthy the winning.