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The Garden of Proserpine by FarDareisMai The Garden of Proserpine by FarDareisMai
No growth of moor or coppice,
No heather-flower or vine,
But bloomless buds of poppies,
Green grapes of Proserpine,
Pale beds of blowing rushes
Where no leaf blooms or blushes
Save this whereout she crushes
For dead men deadly wine.

Pale, without name or number,
In fruitless fields of corn,
They bow themselves and slumber
All night till light is born;
And like a soul belated,
In hell and heaven unmated,
By cloud and mist abated
Comes out of darkness morn.

Though one were strong as seven,
He too with death shall dwell,
Nor wake with wings in heaven,
Nor weep for pains in hell;
Though one were fair as roses,
His beauty clouds and closes;
And well though love reposes,
In the end it is not well.

Pale, beyond porch and portal,
Crowned with calm leaves, she stands
Who gathers all things mortal
With cold immortal hands;
Her languid lips are sweeter
Than love's who fears to greet her
To men that mix and meet her
From many times and lands.


The full poem is twelve stanzas, but that should be enough to give you the idea.

More perlin stuff, from the same params I used for "Impasto" and "At the Car Wash." Thanks to Esin for sending me those; I really had loads of fun with them.
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szajnadoll Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
love the painting and that is to say i did not read the poem because i thought the painting spoke for its self and im not much for poetry but thank you very much for sharing ;)
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apple-kitty Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Looks like the sea and the sky are the same. Like, there is no sky, only another sea above the ground sea.
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Hi-Ice-Cas Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I thought I fave'd this already. Apparently not.
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lyc Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
i see fish in a pond
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FarDareisMai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
not the souls of the damned? ;P
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MeddlerInc Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see the right side as people, ethereal and angelic, heading toward a path.
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FarDareisMai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A much more optimistic version of what I saw :lmao:
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