Collaboration Tuesday – Second Autumn – Savage

Marcy’s reference to all displaced peoples is right on target. Savage’s words and images are poignantly apt to a world filled with refugees.

Illustrated Poetry


Today I am so excited to present the second illustrated poem in the fall collaboration series with Ms. Kerfe Roig. Written during his time as a German prisoner of war (from 1941-1945) Mr. Savage’s poem, “Second Autumn,” was initially published in 1947 and then again in the anthology The Terrible Rain (The War Poets 1939-1945) in 1966. I came to be the proud owner of this book during a stop in Hay-on-Wye while on my Welsh hiking trip (click here for a trip down blog post memory lane). When Kerfe let me know that this collage included a fair bit of stitching, I knew it would be amazing – and I was right. I think Mr. Savage’s words and Ms. Roig’s collage together speak in the here and now of displaced peoples around the world who find themselves under a strange sky. Collage by Kerfe Roig (to see her art and process on a daily…

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13 responses to “Collaboration Tuesday – Second Autumn – Savage”

  1. janetweightreed10 says :

    Wonderful collage and yes it works so well with Savage’s words. I used to live very close to Hay-on-Wye….a great place for books. Thank you. Janet

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  2. artandmoondreams says :

    Love the collaboration and pairing with the poem. Your collage is beautiful. The stitching brings to mind barbed wire which further underscores the poignancy of Mr. Savage’s words. Thank you for sharing this touching piece.

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  3. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    I agree with Haunani. Wonderful work.


  4. Teresa Robeson says :

    That needs to be framed and hung in a prominent spot, it is so beautiful!

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  5. Sharon Mann says :

    Kerfe, this an important piece, the Mr. Savage would be so honored.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sand Salt Moon says :

    Your works and words (and I mean your in the plural sense) always are inspiring to me. I enjoy this and the story behind it very much.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. crea2010 says :

    Fantastic collage. Very inspiring! The poem is also very good.

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