Melancholia: Eternal Whispers

Melancholia:Eternal Whispers
(Ink, Collage)

O thou, whose mighty palace roof doth hang
From jagged trunks, and overshadoweth
Eternal whispers, glooms, the birth, life, death
Of unseen flowers in heavy peacefulness;…
And through whole solemn hours dost sit, and hearken
The dreary melody of bedded reeds—
In desolate places, where dank moisture breeds
The pipy hemlock to strange overgrowth;
Bethinking thee, how melancholy loth
Thou wast to lose fair Syrinx…

John Keats,
Endymion Book 1

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5 thoughts on “Melancholia: Eternal Whispers

  1. aponr says:

    Wow, beautiful collage! (and what a perfect choice of poetry to go with it)
    I am curious about how you made the collage (though you don’t have to say it if it is your own “secret” technique!). I really like the colors of the vegetation against the black and white patterns of the background. Speaking of the patterns at the background, it slightly reminds me of some of those amazing patterns by M.C. Escher. Very cool

    • travellingartista says:

      Thank you 🙂 It’s not much of a secret — the b&w part is the ink design. The coloured parts are the collage (some photos of flowers and shapes cut out to look like vegetation). I like this mix too because it makes the coloured parts pop. Hmm, I never really thought of Escher. His work is so perfect.

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