Finally got around to doing a woodblock print of Percy Bysshe Shelley who died in a boating accident at the age of 30. Looking at photos and pictures of Shelley in preparation for the woodblock, it really hit home how young he was when he died and gave me a greater appreciation of the maturity of his poetic voice and vision. A copy can be ordered at www.poeticexpressions,etsy.com
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the Ocean,
The winds of Heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single:
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine? –
See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea.
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?