Another poem for the library poetry exchange. This was the hardest illustration to do with no brown. Also, not using watercolor paper. Ah well. It isn’t horrible, right? I read the complete Edgar Allan Poe back in high school, but that was like 20 years ago. I remember none of it. I should go back and read it again.

Here’s the poem text: 

To The River

by Edgar Allan Poe

Fair river! in thy bright, clear flow
    Of crystal, wandering water,
Thou art an emblem of the glow
    Of beauty—the unhidden heart—
    The playful maziness of art
In old Alberto’s daughter;

But when within thy wave she looks—
     Which glistens then, and trembles—
Why, then, the prettiest of brooks
    Her worshipper resembles;
For in my heart, as in thy stream,
    Her image deeply lies—
The heart which trembles at the beam
    Of her soul-searching eyes.