Monday, October 22, 2012

Withoute longinge







This scene was inspired by a lovely medieval poem (song lyrics, actually) I ran into in the internet. It’s from ca. 1430, in brackets you’ll find translations into modern-day English:









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“I have a yong suster [sister]
Fer [far] biyonde the see;
Manye be the druries [gifts]
That she sente me.

She sente me the cherye
Withouten any stoon [stone],
And so she dide the dove
Withouten any boon [bone].

She sente me the brere [briar]
Withouten any rinde [bark];
She bad me love my lemman [sweetheart]
Withoute longinge.

How sholde any cherye
Be withoute stoon?
And how sholde any dove
Be withoute boon?

How sholde any brere
Be withoute rinde?
How sholde I love my lemman
Withoute longinge?

Whan the cherye was a flowr,
Thanne hadde it no stoon;
Whan the dove was an ey [egg],
Thanne hadde it no boon.

Whan the brere was unbred [ungrown],
Thanne hadde it no rinde;
Whan the maiden hath that [what] she loveth,
She is withoute longinge.”

May you all be withoute longinge this week!

Stamp credits: bush – Wildlife Enterprises ; frame – several Artemio stamps ; all others – Third Coast Rubber Stamps
Colored with Copic markers, except the sky & inside the frame with chalks

5 comments:

Sandra said...
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Sandra said...

Ma Liisa, je n'en reviens pas de comment c'est magnifique !!!
Tu pourrais me l'amener "en vrai", vendredi, histoire que je le décortique ? (espionnage industriel !...)

Liisa said...

Eh bien évidemment que je peux, chère Stamping Buddy! Avec tes livres, tout dans un tas.

:)

Haka said...

Wau, kerrassaan upea!

Susan Shuler said...

Liisa, This is fabulous!! I wanted to tell you, my latest issue of Rubber Stamp Madness arrived yesterday and I saw your fabulous art work was on the cover. I knew right away it was yours. You have a wonderful style. I enjoy seeing your work on Third Coast. Your article about the author that goes with it is wonderful too. So very, very creative and gorgeous! What a fabulous idea to go with your beautiful style.