…No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth’s diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.
(1770 – 1850)
If your journeys on WordPress have not taken you by Mr. Geo Kalpataru’s amazing art and poetry blog, then please allow me to make the introduction! It had been far too long since our last collaboration, so I was excited when he agreed to create another piece for Illustrated Poetry (click here to see his colorful and spot-on illustration for A.E. Housman’s When I Was One-And-Twenty). The inspiration for Geo’s drawing comes from William Wordsworth’s elegant poem A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal. It is considered one of his five “Lucy” poems – experimental poems in which Wordsworth explores the poet’s unrequited love for an idealized woman who has died young. Feel free to read the whole poem here and then have a visit with Geo’s technicolor creations over at his blog. Have a great week!