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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Verse 13 and 14 "The Lady of Shalott"

Again...we get heaps of information about the landscape and climate setting the mood, but where is the information about the Lady herself?"She left the web, she left the loom
She made three paces through the room,
She saw the water-lily bloom,
She saw the helmet and the plume,
She look'd down to Camelot.
Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror crack'd from side to side;

"The curse is come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott.
In the stormy east-wind straining,
The pale yellow woods were waning,
The broad stream in his banks complaining.
Heavily the low skies raining
Over tower'd Camelot;
Down she came and found a boat
Beneath a willow left afloat,
And around about the prow she wrote
The Lady of Shalott."
Now maybe I'm being picky...but that last line is usually interpreted as she(the Lady of Shalott) wrote her name around the prow of the boat,and I know in a later verse it is said "around the prow they read her name", but lack of punctuation means I read the line as The Lady of Shalott was writing in the vicinity of the prow :S

Enjoy :D XXX


  1. I am always amazed at how you create such amazing portraits over the scene like this. Fabulous Gina.
    Have a good week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

    1. Thanks for all the lovely support you have given me over this project Brenda :D I am trying to portray the emotion of the poem more than the scenes themselves :D

  2. Really paint delicious, I love your playing.

  3. I love how expressive both the girls are! Beautiful work

  4. Fantastic, love the lady holding her hair and also the black haired one with the flowing hair.

  5. Okay, I wanted to leave it at that, but well... I couldn't. I had to add that there are emotions that hit right on the heart when I saw this images. Blonde despair. Brunette resolve.

    P.S. The brunette's hair made me think of Leo's hair when it's moving ;-)

    1. I know :D I so have a picture in myn head of Leo :D

  6. Gina, you have captured everything amazingly with the emotions! Fantastic!!!

  7. Love how you did the flying hair!