Friday, 4 January 2013

Firewood Poem screenprint

New year, new print! This two colour screenprint illustrates the traditional Firewood poem, written by Mr. Anonymous, and comes in two gorgeous colourways. Perfect for that little bit of wall next to the fireplace! If you'd like to buy one, it will be in my online shops very shortly.
Beechwood fires are bright and clear, if the logs are kept a year
Chestnut's only good they say if for long it's laid away
Make a fire of Elder tree, Death within your house shall be
But Ash new or Ash old, is fit for Queen with crown of gold

Birch and Fir logs burn too fast, blaze bright up and do not last
It is by the Irish said Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread
Elmwood burns like churchyard mould, e'en the very flames are cold
But Ash green or Ash brown is fit for Queen with golden crown

Poplar gives a bitter smoke, fills your eyes and makes you choke
Applewood will scent your room, Pearwood smells like flowers in bloom
Oaken logs if dry and cold, keep away the winter's cold
But Ash wet or Ash dry a King shall warm his slippers by.


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