Sunday, March 21, 2010

La Belle Dame Sans Merci read by Ben Whishaw

1 comment:

Eliza said...

This poem inspired this painting by Waterhouse. I was familiar with the painting but not the poem. It is very beautiful. The following is a quote from the website where you can see the painting.

"This painting is based on La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats.

It illustrates the lines:

She took me to her elfin grot,
And there she gaz'd and sighed deep,
And there I shut her wild sad eyes -
So kiss'd to sleep."