Green is the water, green
The grave voluptuous music of the sun;
The pale and boneless fingers of a queen
Upon his body stoop and run,
Within these slow cathedralled corridors
Where ribs of sunlight drown
He joins in green caressing wars
With seamaids red and brown
And chooses one to bed upon
And lapped and lulled is he
By dimdissolving music of the sun
Requiemed down through the sea.
William FAULKNER : A Green Bough
Mikhail Vrubel. Le Démon Assis.
Arnold Böcklin. L'Ile aux Morts.
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