Mail Art in for March & April

Mail Art in from some young people in Whitley Bay and a beautiful envelope designed by Madeleine, aged 12 who includes a poem by Wilfred Owen, Anthem for Doomed Youth.

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? 
Only the monstrous anger of the guns. 
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle 
Can patter out their hasty orisons. 
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells; 
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, 
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells; 
And bugles calling for them from sad shires. 
What candles may be held to speed them all? 
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes 
Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes. 
The pallor of girls’ brows shall be their pall; 
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds, 
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds. 

Madeleine aged 12

Madeleine aged 12, UK

Other work in includes teeth-like flowers by Dorian Ribas of the industrialised objects of brass shells.

Dorian Ribas Brazil

Dorian Ribas Brazil

Christian aged 11 UK

Christian aged 11 UK

Poppy aged 11, UK

Poppy aged 11, UK

Lucy aged 12, UK

Lucy aged 12, UK

Fred aged 12, UK

Fred aged 12, UK

 

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