Friday, March 14, 2014

Wombat Sketch by William Michael Rossetti

Ode to a Wombat 
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
(written while waiting for his mail-order wombat)

O how the family affections combat
Within this heart, and each hour flings a bomb at
My burning soul! Neither from owl nor from bat
Can peace be gained until I clasp my wombat.

1 comment:

Charaphaelite said...

Great image! Saw some drawings in the Tate collection a few weeks ago and there was a great sketch by William Bell Scott of the wombat!