Friday, July 20, 2007

Illustration Friday-Poem


I haven't done Illustration Friday in a VERY long time! What can I say? "Poem" inspired me!


The Miller's Daughter by Lord Alfred Tennyson


It is the miller’s daughter,

And she is grown so dear, so dear,

That I would be the jewel

That trembles in her ear:

For hid in ringlets day and night,I’d touch her neck so warm and white.


And I would be the girdle

About her dainty dainty waist,

And her heart would beat against me,

In sorrow and in rest:

And I should know if it beat right,

I’d clasp it round so close and tight.


And I would be the necklace,

And all day long to fall and rise

Upon her balmy bosom,

With her laughter or her sighs,

And I would lie so light, so light,

I scarce should be unclasp’d at night.


*sigh* Anne (with an "e") Shirley would agree with me that that is so romantic!
Note: This is a drawing of a famous actress, but it may not be apparent who it is. Any guesses?

12 friends said....:

  1. Bettsi: I really love how you wrote the poem like a necklace... which is what LAT wanted to do in the first place! I have always loved the innate beauty of the way poets wrote back then. Almost like they could say anything and make it sound romantic! (Can't tell who the actress is -- I'm not much up on actresses unless they've been in a period flick, like Cold Mountain or Pride and Prejudice).

    By the way, thank you for the positive comments on my IllustrationFriday:Poem offering. I think if it weren't for IF and Photoshop, I wouldn't get any creative stuff done!

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  2. Real pearls of wisdom and wonder! Love this!!!

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  3. Sharon Stone? I keep thinking "that can't be right" but it's who comes to mind lol.

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  4. Lovely! Reminds me of the poems of Apollinaire. The lady makes me think of Emma Thompson.

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  5. Beautiful poem! I am a "Miller's daughter" so I especially like it! ;->

    I am terrible at identifying and naming actresses but to my mind your illo has a look of the young Ingrid Bergman.

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  6. Sorry Bettsi, I'm useless at people. Love the whole concept though especially the "pearls of wisdom" round her neck. I also like the idea of poem sharing. Fab drawing whoever she is. Very classic looking.

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  7. I love it when words weave their way into art...by the way, is it Doris Day??

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  8. She's purty...could it be Grace Kelly? (Second guess, less famous, but a definitely a pearl-wearer, Donna Reed?)

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  9. Most people probably wouldn't notice such a small detail, but the scribing on the necklace is very well done. It looks like either you have very good handwriting, or you've studied calligraphy.

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  10. You're killing me here...who is it!?!?!

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