Forever England series designed by Vicky Lovatt
“Forever England” series designed by Vicky Lovatt.
‘If I should die, think only this of me;
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England.’
The closing lines of Rupert Brookes’ famous poem, ‘The Solider’ was written at the beginning of World War I as the conclusion to his series of sonnets, ‘1914’. Brooke’s lasting legacy is a reminder to all of the bravery, sacrifice and patriotism witnessed time and time again on the battlefields.Vicky set about designing her own tribute to those parts of the world which remain forever England. Her diminutive vase offers a touching glimpse, between poppies and clouds, of the now serene yellow rows of corn growing in a foreign field. Forever England offers any home which it enters a small personal memorial to sacrifices made during World War I.