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La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Part Deux!

I am now posting of another version of the John Keats poem La Belle Dame Sans Merci at my WCN site. After I had done the initial version, I was reading through and old poetry book of my father and aunt's which featured the poem, and along the margins I saw notes interpreting the poem in a different way than I had. So, I thought it would provide the perfect opportunity to draw another version in contrast and relation to the first.

I initially enjoyed the creative experiment of illustrating an existing poem (inspired by a statement from either P.Craig Russell or BWS – can't remember which – that they would just grab a poetry book and illustrate the first poem they saw as a creative exercise). However, I particularly like how having two versions shows the ambiguity of words and the power that images can have towards an overall expression of meaning. I think making two versions of the same verbal work provides a nice creative experiment too.

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