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28 June 2017

right panel

And this is the right-hand panel in detail, the tree is gnarled and leafless, and higher up the trunk is an officer’s Sam Brown belt and army helmet: to remind the viewer that this poet of the English countryside found his great gift as a poet  in war time; and on the left is the thatched cottage at Hodson Bottom, Witlshire where the family had lived happily long before the war.

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