|| Even such is time, Sir Walter Raleight -- The passionate shepherd to his love, Christopher Marlowe -- Oh mistress mine, William Shakespeare -- The ecstasy, John Donne -- Still to be neat, Ben Jonson -- To his coy mistress, Andrew Marvell -- Ode on solitude, Alexander Pope -- How sleep the brave, William Collins -- To spring, William Blake -- The banks o'doon, Robert Burns -- Mutability, William Wordsworth -- She walks in beauty, George Gordon, Lord Byron -- When we two parted, George Gordon, Lord Byron -- Prometheus unbound (excerpt), Percy Bysshe Shelley -- To night, Percy Bysshe Shelly -- Bright star, John Keats -- I remember, I remember, Thomas Hood -- Woodman, spare that tree, George Pope Morris -- Water, Ralph Waldo Emerson -- How do I love thee?, Elizabeth Barrett Browning -- The day is done, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- Thje valley of unrest, Edgar Allan Poe -- The splendor falls, Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- Flower in the crannied wall, Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- Roses on the terrace, Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- The last leaf, Oliver Wendell Holmes -- To the mountains, Henry David Thoreau -- Fall, leaves, fall, Emily Brontë -- Success is counted sweetest, Emily Dickinson -- Remember, Christina Georgina Rossetti -- Opportunity, John James Ingalls -- Invictus, William Ernest Henley -- Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, Eugene Field -- Solitude, Ella Wheeler Wilcox -- The night has a thousand eyes, Francis William Bourdillon -- Outwitted, Edwin Markham -- Blue remembered hills, Alfred Edward Housman -- The answer, Rudyard Kipling -- When I'm gone to come no mo', Georgia Sea Islands slave song -- Trees, Joyce Kilmer.
|| One of the best-known and most successful artists of his day, Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) is remembered as one of America's greatest illustrators. For sixty-five years Parrish produced book, magazine, and calender illustrations; advertisements; posters; paintings; and murals using a unique combination of luminescent color, photorealism, spatial balance, and fantastical imagery that captured the nation's imagination. Even today, no other artist has succeeded in equaling the technical excellence and surrealist quality of Parrish at his best. In Parrish& Poetry, Maxfield Parrish's finest works complement poetic masterpieces - or is it the other way around? - in thirty-nine exquisite pairings. Parrish's Sleeping Beauty and "Oh Mistress Mine" by William Shakespeare, Stars and John Keats's "Bright Star," Deep Woods Moonlight and "How do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Garden of Allah and "The Answer" by Rudyard Kipling - these are just a few of the charming combinations presented within. Each painting creates an ambiance for its accompanying poem, while the poems seem to evoke Parrish's style or even to have inspired his brush; together, the words and pictures offer an experince rich in literary and visual splendor. -- from dust jacket.