Collaboration Tuesday – A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal – Wordsworth

sleepwillnotcome…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.

William Wordsworth
(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!

19 comments

    1. I am so glad it resonated with you! Geo’s work always inspires me with it’s color and energy – although they are different styles, this is also how I feel about your artwork. You both put such spirituality and life into your drawings!

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    1. Thank you, Lillian! Geo has been encouraging and supportive of IP almost since its inception and he does the same for so many other artists – and it is always my pleasure to introduce him to more folks.

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