Sunday, September 2, 2007

Poetry Sunday



The drawing was an EDM challenge, to draw a chain. I found a photo and used graphite and colored pencil.

The Eternal Rebel
by Eve Gore Booth

1914

The phantoms flit before our dazzled eyes,
Glory and honour, wrath and righteousness,
The ag├Ęd phantoms in their bloodstained dress,
Vultures that fill the world with ravenous cries,

Swarming about the rock where, chained apart,
In age-long pain Prometheus finds no rest
From the divine flame burning in his breast,
And vultures tearing at a human heart.

Not yet the blessed hours on golden wings
Bring to the crucified their sure relief,
Deeper and deeper grows the ancient grief,
Blackest of all intolerable things.

Eternal Rebel, sad, and old, and blind,
Bound with a chain enslaved by every one
Of the dark gods who hide the summer sun,
Yet art thou still the saviour of mankind.

Free soul of fire, break down their chains and bars,
Drive out those unclean phantoms of the brain,
Till every living thing be friends again,
And our lost earth true comrade to the stars.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

VERY nice job on the chains, Sherry. I particularly like the combination of colored pencil and graphite.

MILLY said...

This is great Sherry . Love the chains , really looks like metal and rust . Well done.

David & Elizabeth said...

I agree with the other two women in that the contrast of metal and rust is quite beguiling. Nice job though I think the metal should be a bit darker.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Very lovely drawing.

Genine said...

The chain is awesome!!!! Amazing job.

juj said...

Beautiful job on the chains - the texture is amazing, and I love the combination between colored pencil and graphite. Really really lovely.

phthaloblu said...

This is a great interpretation of the chain. Like the colors and the comp.