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Thursday, 28 January 2010

Look In Thy Glass 12" x 10 Oil

The brief for the WA meeting, yesterday, was "Illustrate a Shakespeare Sonnet", so I spent the morning reading, until this one caught my eye;
Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest
Now is the time that face should form another;
Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest,
Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother.
For where is she so fair whose unear'd womb
Disdains the tillage of thy husbandry?
Or who is he so fond will be the tomb
Of his self-love, to stop posterity?
Thou art thy mother's glass and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime;
So thou through windows of thine age shalt see,
Despite of wrinkles this thy golden time.
But if thou live, remember'd not to be,
Die single and thine image dies with thee.
Which brought this painting to mind immediately.

And, so this is my version.
Enjoyed myself again

1 comment:

David Larson Evans said...

So fond of thee and your painted cloth before me.