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Around its base is carved a poem, written by the sculptor, Brian Catling:
Gentle visitor pause awhile,
where you stand death cut away the light of many days.
Here jewelled names were broken from the vivid thread of life,
may they rest in peace while we walk the generations
around their strife and courage
under these restless skies.
When I read that last line, I knew I had my title. It was like falling in love, having an epiphany, being thunderstruck... I got goosebumps. I still do, every time I read that poem.
This is not the cover; merely something I whipped up for the announcement, though I do love the ominous nature of the image.
Under These Restless Skies is due to be released in early 2014.