Infernal Dance of the Chosen One
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Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Infernal Dance of the Chosen One –2014 – acrylic on canvas – 48" x 36" x 1.5" (121.92cm x 91.44cm x 3.81cm)
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
[...although more likelyChristopher Marlowe]