Monday, March 29, 2010

All changes pass me like a dream


John Everett Millais
Ophelia
1851, Oil on canvas
76 x 111 cm
Tate Gallery, London


Love and Hate by Elizabeth Siddal

Ope not thy lips, thou foolish one,
Nor turn to me thy face;
The blasts of heaven shall strike thee down
Ere I will give thee grace.

Take thou thy shadow from my path,
Nor turn to me and pray;
The wild wild winds thy dirge may sing
Ere I will bid thee stay.

Turn thou away thy false dark eyes,
Nor gaze upon my face;
Great love I bore thee: now great hate
Sits grimly in its place.

All changes pass me like a dream,
I neither sing nor pray;
And thou art like the poisonous tree
That stole my life away.

2 comments:

  1. This is heart stopping gorgeousness.

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  2. yes...and a very interesting life story too.

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