Après Trois Ans

Verlaine - Après Trois Ans

An excerpt from Paul Verlaine’s poem Après Trois Ans (After Three Years).

Watercolor on St. Gilles handmade paper.

Translation:

Having pushed open the narrow, wobbling gate,

I walked around the garden,

that the morning sun lit up softly,

making each flower glitter with a damp spark.

Nothing had changed.

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About raoulpat

I got started as a calligrapher in 2009, and haven't put my pen down since. Some of the services that I provide are wedding calligraphy, quinceañera calligraphy, envelope addressing, place cards and transforming inspirational citations into framable artwork.
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9 Responses to Après Trois Ans

  1. Lovely Thanks for sharing Elizabeth

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. spokesandquills says:

    Gorgeous, Raoul! Thanks for posting

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  3. Risa Gettler says:

    The entire piece is beautiful, poet, lettering, layout, flourishes, et al. I find the cross bar if the A in the first work to be utterly sublime. Very glad to be on your mailing list. Thank you

    Forever in Letters,

    RISA GETTLER, Art & Instruction Design – Calligraphy – Illustration 951-529-3010

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  4. Linnea Lundquist says:

    Raoul: Crossbar action on the cap A is particularly nice.

    LL

    From: Calligraphy by Raoul Reply-To: Calligraphy by Raoul Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:40 PM To: Ward Dunham Subject: [New post] Après Trois Ans

    WordPress.com raoulpat posted: ” An excerpt from Paul Verlaine’s poem Après Trois Ans (After Three Years). Watercolor on St. Gilles handmade paper. Translation: Having pushed open the narrow, wobbling gate, I walked around the garden, that the morning sun lit up softly, “

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  5. Jody says:

    Elegant and lovely as always, Raoul. I am in awe of your artistry.

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  6. Elena Caruthers says:

    You do such fine work, Raoul.

    Like

  7. Patricia Van Steenberge says:

    Raoul,  After all this rain, it was nice to see something this beautiful.  Hope all is well.  Patricia Van Steenberge

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  8. Carla Tenret says:

    Magnificent. Love, Carla >

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  9. raoulpat says:

    Thank you for your appreciative and flattering comments. I encourage you to try out Saint Gilles’ paper. Their web site is http://papeteriesaintgilles.com/.

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