Saturday, 1 October 2011

Ferry Hinksey

"Beyond the ferry water that fast and silent flowed,
She turned, she gazed a moment, then took her onward road.

Between the winding willows to a city white with spires:
It seemed a path of pilgrims to the home of earth's desires.

Blue shade of golden branches spread for her journeying,
Till he that lingered lost her among the leaves of Spring."

by Laurence Binyon

Illustration: © Alison Day Designs


  1. ah, that's great, dear Alison! love the movement and all the patterns!

  2. Hello Daria, I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks

  3. Lovely! the patterns and the colours are beautiful ... and the poem reminds me of 'The Lady of Shallot' so much - a poem I have always loved cos it's so visual, Do you think it's based on that?

  4. Reading it again, you never know maybe Laurence Binyon was influenced by the poem, as there are similarities.

    The 'The Lady of Shallot' looks like a great source for illustration inspiration