Ladies With Lanterns

(dedicated to the women who braved the 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 mantle of tears of a soldier’s widow



Silvia Pecota

June 6, 2013

"Ladies With Lanterns"

  • 1. Metal License Plate Artwork (6”x12”)

    (signed on the back by the artist Silvia Pecota)

    2. Watercolour print (6”x12”)

    3.  Black Metal Frame

    4.  Backer support + 4 black screws

    5. Clear protective shield