I saw pale kings and princes too,
Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;
They cried—“La Belle Dame sans Merci
Hath thee in thrall!”
From his 1820 poem, "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" -- "The Beautiful Lady Without Pity." Here's a link to the entire poem.
This is our "Bad Romance Tuesday" post for this week. I know it's not Tuesday, but it is the birthday of Keats -- surely that counts for something?
|John William Waterhouse's|
"La Belle Dame Sans Merci" (1893)