Friday, 28 September 2012

Do you like the word picture created out of the words to this famous sonnet?



I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away


One of the all time great sonnets.  Ozymandias was another name for Rameses The Great - Pharaoh of Egypt.


Note:  If you feel you have seen this post before - you have!  I wanted to try out putting in a word picture for it, via Wordle and was pleased with the result.  Pop over to Carole's Chatter Blog Tips if you want to see how to do it.


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4 comments:

  1. I really like this and a thought provoking sonnet as well.

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  2. I love the sonnet! Thanks for sharing it! Your word picture is perfect for this sonnet.

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