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Monday, July 23, 2007

Zed does Illustration Friday: "Poem"

Zed's sketch is called: OZYMANDAWHO?. Inspired by Shelley's poem (Ozymandias). Zed says: An attempt to capture the desolation and forgotten-ness of the once-king drowning in sand.


Ozymandias
Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled hp and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read,
Which yet survive stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
.And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my works. Ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

2 Comments:

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Focus_ret said...

I always loved the irony of that poem. Zed does a good job of capturing it.

 
At 1:42 PM, Anonymous susanlynn said...

I remember reading that poem in college . It didn't mean much to me at 19, but I think about it often now. So true. Percy knew what he was talking about...Lindsey and Britney, please take note.

 

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