Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pyramus and Thisbe

Pyramus and Thisbe
Oil on Canvas
9" x 12"
Original $275. available on Etsy
Prints available on Fine Art America

Pyramus and Thisbe,
Romeo and Juliet,
Abelard and Heloise...

This is the forbidden fruit of love. 
Tasty, tasty fruit sitting high up on the shelf just out of your reach.
The ache of it hurts so good. 
All you can think of is that one person.  
Everyone else pales in comparison. 
All you can think of is that one person. 

Yet the passion that with equal strength
inflamed their minds no parents could forbid.
No relatives had guessed their secret love,
for all their converse was by nods and signs;
and as a smoldering fire may gather heat,
the more 'tis smothered, so their love increased...
for what is hid from love?
-Ovid, Pyramus and Thisbe

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