The Mid Barren Hills view across Haworth Moor draws inspiration from the poem ‘A Little While’ by Emily Bronte.
The poem reflects on where the reader would prefer to be and to escape from her ‘weary’ and ‘heavy’ tasks. I’m sure we all have such distant thoughts and maybe this scene will help you to enjoy a ‘bright, unclouded day’ ahead.
This is a lovely gift for yourself or a loved one to reflect, and maybe even, inspire you to escape!
A Little While
A little while, a little while,
The weary task is put away,
And I can sing and I can smile,
Alike, while I have holiday.
Where wilt thou go, my harassed heart–
What thought, what scene invites thee now
What spot, or near or far apart,
Has rest for thee, my weary brow?
There is a spot, ‘mid barren hills,
Where winter howls, and driving rain;
But, if the dreary tempest chills,
There is a light that warms again.
The house is old, the trees are bare,
Moonless above bends twilight’s dome;
But what on earth is half so dear–
So longed for–as the hearth of home?
The mute bird sitting on the stone,
The dank moss dripping from the wall,
The thorn-trees gaunt, the walks o’ergrown,
I love them–how I love them all!
Still, as I mused, the naked room,
The alien firelight died away;
And from the midst of cheerless gloom,
I passed to bright, unclouded day.
A little and a lone green lane
That opened on a common wide;
A distant, dreamy, dim blue chain
Of mountains circling every side.
A heaven so clear, an earth so calm,
So sweet, so soft, so hushed an air;
And, deepening still the dream-like charm,
Wild moor-sheep feeding everywhere.
That was the scene, I knew it well;
I knew the turfy pathway’s sweep,
That, winding o’er each billowy swell,
Marked out the tracks of wandering sheep.
Could I have lingered but an hour,
It well had paid a week of toil;
But Truth has banished Fancy’s power:
Restraint and heavy task recoil.
Even as I stood with raptured eye,
Absorbed in bliss so deep and dear,
My hour of rest had fleeted by,
And back came labour, bondage, care.
The print is on acid-free, 250g heavyweight paper with a vanilla mount and comes in a stylish, Black frame giving a high quality, elegant look and feel.
The frame is made locally in Yorkshire from solid wood and has a fixing on the MDF backboard so it is ready to hang. It also has 2mm Styrene safety glass to minimise the weight but still give the quality of regular glass.
- A3 – 455mm x 330mm x 22mm deep.
- A2 – 628mm x 455mm x 22mm deep.
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