Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal
Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal Poems
- Worn Out Thy strong arms are around me, love My head is on ...
- Dead Love Oh never weep for love that’s dead Since love is ...
- The Lust Of The Eyes I care not for my Lady’s soul Though I...
- Early Death Oh grieve not with thy bitter tears The life ...
- A Silent Wood O silent wood, I enter thee With a heart so ...
- The Passing Of Love O God, forgive me that I ranged My live ...
- At Last O mother, open the window wide And let the daylight ...
Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal was an English artists' model, poet and artist who was painted and drawn extensively by artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, including Walter Deverell, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais (including Millais' 1852 painting Ophelia) and most of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's early paintings of women.
Named Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall, after her mother, Lizzie was born on 25 July 1829, at the family’s home at 7 Charles Street, Hatton Garden. She was born to Charles Crooke Siddall, who claimed that his family descended from nobility, and Eleanor Evans, a family of both English and Welsh descent. At the time of Lizzie’s birth, her ... more »
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Thy strong arms are around me, love
My head is on thy breast;
Low words of comfort come from thee
Yet my soul has no rest.
For I am but a startled thing
Nor can I ever be
Aught save a bird whose broken wing
Must fly away from thee.
I cannot give to thee the love
I gave so long ago,
The love that turned and struck me down
Amid the blinding snow.
I can but give a failing heart
And weary eyes of pain,
A faded mouth that cannot smile
And may not laugh again.
Yet keep thine arms around me, love,
Until I fall to sleep; ...