(War of 1812)


What lights prelude the sleeping dawn?

That the heavens compare to flickering fire flies

‘Tis ladies with lanterns searching embattled ground

Where grows rows of soldier-dying cries


Each flame of hope, encased with doubt,

Is carried by a trembling heart

And leads her step, despite thought’s distress

That her beloved’s soul did yet depart


The rise of morning’s shroud unveils

Each lantern by a corpse now extinguished in glow,

And a wife, who was but a day before

Now dons the tears and mantle of a soldier’s widow


Artwork was created in 2013.

“Ladies with Lanterns”

  • Print size 11"x16" is a limited edition of 500 and is printed on watercolour paper using archival inks.

    These prints and the accompanied certificate of authenticity are signed by the artist. Included is a 5"x7" postcard (may not be of the same image). Prints are shipped flat.