Aestheticism · Art · British Culture · Classic · European Symbolist · Poetry · Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood · Romanticism · Victorian

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Her lute hangs shadowed in the apple-tree,
While flashing fingers weave the sweet-strung spell
Between its chords; and as the wild notes swell,
The sea-bird for those branches leaves the sea.

— Dante Gabriel Rossetti, “A Sea-Spell (for a Picture),” composed in 1870 to accompany his painting A Sea-Spell (1875-7).

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