Monday, July 23, 2007

IF: Poem

There aren't too many poems about squid, but I found one by Tennyson about a kraken. My kraken is a bit more friendly, but who knows how fearsome he could be when he grows up!

The Kraken

Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant fins the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.


I don't usually use watercolor but I decided to try something new for this. I like to mix media and added some pastels. It wasn't as sucessful as I would like, but it's cute and I tried something new. That has to count for something.