Tuesday, April 5, 2011

a bit of lit: "...'Tis the fairy/Lady of Shalott"

But in her web she still delights
To weave the mirror's magic sights,
For often thro' the silent nights
A funeral, with plumes and lights
And music, went to Camelot:
Or when the moon was overhead,
Came two young lovers lately wed:
"I am half sick of shadows," said
The Lady of Shalott.

-- from "The Lady of Shalott," Alfred, Lord Tennyson

For the longest time, I thought Tennyson had one of the most interesting names. Little did I know. I'm trying to figure out how to configure my name in the same way.

2 comments:

gunma-gal said...

I love The Lady of Shalott. Are you students reading it?

kate said...

"The Lady of Shallot" always reminds me of "Anne of Green Gables." I love them both.
And of course I have to share Loreena McKennitt's version. So pretty. Strangely, Mike and I were just listening to this album last night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU_Tn-HxULM&playnext=1&list=PL8B5DBEB9985B955A