Friday, September 10, 2010

Illustration Friday: Proverb -

"Selfportrait of the Artist Illustrating a Proverb"
digital collage by Mick Mather
"...musick has charms to sooth a savage breast ..."
- William Congreve

from, The Mourning Bride, 1697:
Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.
I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd,
And, as with living Souls, have been inform'd,
By Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound.
What then am I? Am I more senseless grown
Than Trees, or Flint? O force of constant Woe!
'Tis not in Harmony to calm my Griefs.
Anselmo sleeps, and is at Peace; last Night
The silent Tomb receiv'd the good Old King;
He and his Sorrows now are safely lodg'd
Within its cold, but hospitable Bosom.
Why am not I at Peace?

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4 Comments:

Blogger hpy said...

You were a handsome young man in 1697.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

hpy:
... perhaps, now I'm just old and broke down. :|

7:16 PM  
Blogger Ana said...

great, love the effect.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Ana:
Thank you so much. :)

7:01 AM  

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