Yellow

© Deborah Catesby, 2021

Joyce Dennys has not been forgotten. Her paintings remain on show in Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton, Devon; her wartime articles for the Sketch magazine were republished by Bloomsbury in 2009 as ‘Henrietta’s War’; postcards of her First World War illustrations are on sale at the Imperial War Museum; she even has her own Wikipedia page. In Deb’s poem ‘Yellow’, and by showing her own and Joyce’s paintings, she is invoking Joyce’s presence as muse, grandmother and friend, inviting her to ‘walk beside her on the path that keeps pace with the sea.’

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