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Saturday, April 09, 2005


"From childhood's hour I have not

As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not

My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)"
Of a demon in my view.
-Edgar Allan Poe
This week's Illustration Friday theme: Alone.

5" x 7" mixed media collage created with watercolor, specialty paper, colored pencil, and ink on 140 lb. watercolor paper. Click photo to enlarge!


Blogger chillies and chocolate said...

Your drawings are wonderful.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Aimee said...

Joleen, you never cease to amaze me. Your drawing captures the very essence of the poem-so much so that the poem could have been written for your picture. Wow!

3:12 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Aaawwwww ! That's so sad ! She needs a fully paid day at Cedar Point. Or just a hug. Whichever works best. Great idea !

7:06 PM  
Blogger Rebeccashane said...

OH how true! sad sad sad.. but TRUE

7:26 PM  
Blogger thejemalshow said...

*Clicked from Illustration Friday* At first I was like, wow, this really mimicked real collage. Oh wait, it IS real collage! Just lovely.

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I like the cloud a lot.


3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so cute.


8:16 PM  
Anonymous Aunt Kim said...

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!!! Your picture and the poem go hand in hand! Love ya!

8:16 AM  
Blogger WolenZo said...

I love your contribution, the illustration on it's own is already beautiful but the combination with the poem makes it absolutely awsome!

4:56 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

Poe's poem is haunting and sad ... your illustration is remarkable. So glad to find your blog.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Tulipland said...

this is a very nice illo..she look really really sad and AlonE:(..

7:07 PM  

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