Neutral Tones By Thomas Hardy Hand Typed and Aged Page in Frame
Neutral Tones By Thomas Hardy Hand Typed and Aged Page in Frame
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Neutral Tones By Thomas Hardy Hand Typed and Aged Page in Frame

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Neutral Tones By Thomas Hardy Hand Typed and Aged Page in Frame.

As an unframed page, framed or with a deluxe frame. (Please message for special frame upgrade availability.)

As each page is aged by hand variations in colour and texture will happen.

The page size is 8 by 10 inches. Standard frames increase size by approximately 0.5 inch. Deluxe frames can vary. Please enquire if you want the exact size measured or if the deluxe frame is not currently available as I may have others.

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Neutral Tones

We stood by a pond that winter day,
And the sun was white, as though chidden of God,
And a few leaves lay on the starving sod;
– They had fallen from an ash, and were gray.

Your eyes on me were as eyes that rove
Over tedious riddles of years ago;
And some words played between us to and fro
On which lost the more by our love.

The smile on your mouth was the deadest thing
Alive enough to have strength to die;
And a grin of bitterness swept thereby
Like an ominous bird a-wing….

Since then, keen lessons that love deceives,
And wrings with wrong, have shaped to me
Your face, and the God curst sun, and a tree,
And a pond edged with grayish leaves.

By Thomas Hardy

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Hand Aged and Manually Typed Poetry on a 1922 Underwood #5 then Encapsulated in a Wood Frame.

Quality archival paper is carefully hand aged to resemble old parchment then a literature piece of your choosing is hand typed onto the page.

This is framed in either a plain black or white frame with a tree sculpture built around it to showcase your chosen literature. This can be a poem, verse, quote, book page or even song lyrics.

The typed art page is sealed with a glass pane, it can be hard to see in the photographs but rest assured your piece will be sealed by glass to protect it.

The glass is cleaned and inserted with gloves to ensure no fingerprints on the inside and the wire sculpture is then built around the frame with tarnish resistant coated copper wire.

The entire process is done manually by hand. Nothing is printed. Each piece is utterly unique.