James Nicholas ("Nick") Rowe
Monday, June 20, 2011

This is Gilbert's latest commission.  The subject is James Nicholas Rowe, a POW who escaped captivity during the Vietnam War.


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I said to my soul, be still,
and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing;
wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing;
there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope
are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought,
for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light,
and the stillness
the dancing.
— T.S. Eliot
Four Quartets, "East Coker"