Saturday, March 25, 2023

from The Witch of Atlas


This lady never slept, but lay in trance
All night within the fountain -- as in sleep.
Its emerald crags glowed in her beauty's glance;
Through the green splendour of the water deep
She saw the constellations reel and dance
Like fire-flies -- and withal did ever keep                             
The tenour of her contemplations calm,
With open eyes, closed feet, and folded palm. 
                                                             - Shelley 

Circe Invidiosa by John William Waterhouse

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