Oh, lady dear, hast thou no fear?
Why and what art thou dreaming here?
Sure thou art come o’er far-off seas,
A wonder to these garden trees!
Strange is thy pallor! strange thy dress!
Strange, above all, thy length of tress,
And this all solemn silentness!
My love, she sleeps! Oh, may her sleep,
As it is lasting, so be deep!
Soft may the worms about her creep!~ Edgar Allan Poe
Original drawing currently up for auction.
(via THE BAD APPLES ARTIST COLLECTIVE ONLINE AUCTION “FALLING STAR”)