Rovina Cai is an illustrator from Australia. Her illustrations are often based on myth, poetry, or the stories of historical figures. Each work evokes a sense of the story unfolding and leaves the viewer hungry to know more of the story. The above illustration is about two basalt columns in Iceland that are said to be two trolls turned to stone. She gives background on her images at her blog, you can see more of her work on her website and you can buy prints of her work here. There is more of her work on my blog HERE.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
A Portion of Ariel’s Song from The Tempest by William Shakespeare is on Percy Bysshe Shelley’s grave stone.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
from The Tempest
Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands:
Curtsied when you have, and kiss’d
The wild waves whist,
Foot it featly here and there;
And, sweet sprites, the burthen bear.
The watch-dogs bark.
Hark, hark! I hear
The strain of strutting chanticleer
Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! now I hear them—Ding-dong, bell.