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here’s mudpie in your eye

"Maiden Rainbow," etched zinc plate by Karin (copyright Karin about 8 years ago)

This just in: an etched zinc plate by an artist named Karin, who made reference to her art and MUDPIES in her comment to my Post #1 below.

The poem she used on the print is William Blake’s “Song First by a Shepherd”:

Welcome, stranger, to this place,

Where Joy doth sit on every bough;

Paleness flies from every face;

We reap not what we do not sow.

Innocence doth like a rose

Bloom on every maiden’s cheek;

Honour twines around her brows

The jewel Health adorns her neck.

Karin’s not alone in quoting from Blake in her art. A Belgian composer named Lucien Posman has written a whole load of music set to Blake’s works. And here you can listen to a beautiful, haunting rendition of “Song First by a Shepherd” by The Wraiths, a duo based in Bristol, UK. I’ve taken a liking to this Wraiths version. I have a feeling Blake would have appreciated it.

Welcome, stranger, to this place. Enjoy.

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Comments

  1. * Karin says:

    I think my piece should fill the column crosswise so visitors can see the poem.

    Go ahead and frame it and hang it on the wall! It’s coordinating with your decor!

    Posted 8 years, 9 months ago
  2. This is beautiful, chica! What colours!

    Posted 8 years, 9 months ago


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