O Sleep

O Sleep

I have always sympathized with King Henry IV who desperately laments his inability to go to sleep.

It is the dead of night, and civil war rages around him. He wonders why all his subjects are sleeping while he alone remains wide awake in his comfortable chamber. Are we to believe that the more a man is burdened with responsibility, the harder it is to sleep? Friar Lawrence says as much in Romeo and Juliet: “Care keeps his watch in every old man’s eye, And where care lodges, sleep can never lie.”

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

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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7 Responses to O Sleep

  1. Your black letter is delightful A cure for those SLeepless in Seattle Eliz

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Elena Caruthers says:

    Beautiful, Raoul. Thank you!


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  3. Jody says:

    Your work is always so powerful in its elegance and simplicity! Thank you.

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  4. Carla Tenret says:

    Dear Raoul,

    Boy am I glad to be on your mailing list. Your work is so inspiring. Thank you.

    I myself have trouble sleeping, so indeed it resonates with me.

    It was so nice to meet yur wife in Dorothy Yuki’s workshop.

    Hugs to both of you.

    Carla >

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  5. spokesandquills says:

    Strong and beautiful, Raoul—a wonderful piece. Did you do this while suffering insomnia? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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