Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Countdown - Day 6

Our postcard today features another painting by Ellen H. Clapsaddle published by the International Art Publishing Company, New York and Berlin. 

Poetry for the day comes from the pen of Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, a notable 16th century English poet, playwright, and statesman. 

In night, when colors all to black are cast, 
Distinction lost, or gone down with the light, 
The eye, watch to inward senses placed,
Not seeing, yet still having power of sight,

Gives vain alarms to the inward sense,
Where fear, stirred up with witty tyranny,
Confounds all powers, and through self offense
Doth forge and raise impossibility,

Such as in thick, depriving darknesses, 
Proper reflections of the error be. 
And images of self-confusednesses,
Which hurt imaginations only see - 
And from this nothing seen tell news of devils,
Which but expressions be of inward evils.

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