Monday, October 31, 2011

John Keats

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)

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