Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Edward Burne-Jones - "Love is Enough"

Study for a woodcut illustration for William Morris' Love is Enough, published by the Kelmscott Press in 1898.

10 x 6.5"

LOVE is enough: though the World be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder, 5
And this day draw a veil over all deeds pass'd over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.

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