Another angel poem for the 2016 Sketchbook Project. The angels are only implied.
Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Gettysburg (Smith's Battery and Round Top) battlefield photo courtesy Library of Congress.
I had fun illustrating this poem, but, it took me four versions of the art before I was relatively satisfied! The poem itself kept getting whittled down. It went from about ten stanzas to this version with three. I tend to realize, after a while, that I needn't explain everything! After years and years of writing haiku, you'd think it would have sunk in by now! Please let me know if you think I've pruned away too much, in other words, does this terse version make sense to you?
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