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Voyager's Blessing

Voyager's Blessing

Image size: 165mm x 100mm approx.
Print only: £10 (plus £3 p&p within the UK)

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From Carmina Gadelica, compiled by Alexander Carmichael, this piece of calligraphy sends out a prayer at daybreak to those at peril on a stormy sea. The initial 'A' is decorated.

At the mouth of day
the hour of birds
stood Columba
On the great white strand;
O King of Storms
Home sail the boat
From far away;
Thou King on high
Home sail the boat.

 
Voyager's Blessing - detail

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