Shed no tear! oh, shed no tear!
The flower will bloom another year.
Weep no more! oh, weep no more!
Young buds sleep in the root's white core.
Dry your eyes! oh, dry your eyes!
For I was taught in Paradise
To ease my breast of melodies,-
Shed no tear.
Overhead! look overhead!
'Mong the blossoms white and red--
Look up, look up! I flutter now
On this fresh pomegranate bough.
See me! 'tis this silvery bill
Ever cures the good man's ill.
Shed no tear! oh, shed no tear!
The flower will bloom another year.
Adieu, adieu -- I fly -- adieu!
I vanish in the heaven’s blue,--
Adieu, adieu!
// John Keats

You know when you have one of those days. Days that seem to hit you with continuous sucker punches, relentlessness in it's pursuit of utterly destroying you? You can choose to crumble to the ground and cry with each and every draining blow or you can dust yourself off, ice those swollen sore limbs and use that sadness and anger to your creative advantage. Saturday was one of those days and with that I vented the darkness into something dramatic and hauntingly alluring. Using the incredibly dark and at times beautifully macabre photography one finds over at Banished From Camelot, a blog I am smitten with of late, some John Keats accompanied by some equally despairing, soulful tunes I created the above. 

-Sxx

 
via banished from camelot
Shed no tear! oh, shed no tear!
The flower will bloom another year.
Weep no more! oh, weep no more!
Young buds sleep in the root's white core.
Dry your eyes! oh, dry your eyes!
For I was taught in Paradise
To ease my breast of melodies,-
Shed no tear.
Overhead! look overhead!
'Mong the blossoms white and red--
Look up, look up! I flutter now
On this fresh pomegranate bough.
See me! 'tis this silvery bill
Ever cures the good man's ill.
Shed no tear! oh, shed no tear!
The flower will bloom another year.
Adieu, adieu -- I fly -- adieu!
I vanish in the heaven’s blue,--
Adieu, adieu!
// John Keats

You know when you have one of those days. Days that seem to hit you with continuous sucker punches, relentlessness in it's pursuit of utterly destroying you? You can choose to crumble to the ground and cry with each and every draining blow or you can dust yourself off, ice those swollen sore limbs and use that sadness and anger to your creative advantage. Saturday was one of those days and with that I vented the darkness into something dramatic and hauntingly alluring. Using the incredibly dark and at times beautifully macabre photography one finds over at Banished From Camelot, a blog I am smitten with of late, some John Keats accompanied by some equally despairing, soulful tunes I created the above. 

-Sxx

 
via banished from camelot

38 comments

  1. wow. those pictures are beautiful! your blog is amazing

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  2. Nothing better than deep poetry and hauntingly intriguing photos to cure a bad day. Hope all is well now sweety!

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  4. Lovely mood board. Intriguing series of images. Hope your day improved after such a fun creative escapism into the dark and macabre chillax! Allura x kittenlamoda.com

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  5. Yeah, I've definitely had those days. And I usually end up getting to frustrated and beaten down I just cry, but I like how this post is about feeling empowered and taking advantage of those not-so-good days. Love the photos you chose. They represent the poem perfectly. Hope your weekend has gotten better : )

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  6. Well this post is a masteripiece!!! I love keats!

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  7. wow i loved the pictures <3
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  8. I'm afraid I know what kinda days you're talking about. I had a couple of them last week, hitting me with full force. And yes, poetry and some amazing artwork works. I hope you're feeling better today, Sonia. Punch the sorrow right in its big fat ass.
    Sending tons of love :)!

    xx
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  9. You are such a great artist,so creative and very dreamy. I love these pictures and your words are super filling.

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  10. I love these intriguing pics!!!
    I hope you are feeling better now Sonia, have a lovely monday!!!

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  11. Waoooo that photo!
    really nice
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  12. Looks like you took a dark day and turned it in to something postiive.

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  13. I love this collection of photos so dark yet so amazing. I love it things with some noir vibe in it :)

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  14. hate those days..
    gorgeous images.

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  15. John Keats? Really?? Why didn't they teach us THAT at the university??? Anyway... Yes, I'm familiar with the feeling of a sucky day. But you know what they say - inspiration comes from pain. Or something like that.:) And it's obviously true!

    P.S.: I can't believe I wrote sucky... That's such a big word for someone who studied English, isn't it?:D

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  16. So beautiful! I love your post !!

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  17. Beautiful black and white pics! I studied Keats in secondary school if I remember correctly.

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  18. oh wonderfull photos, I love everyone of them

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  19. you seriously find the most romantic slash haunting pictures. that first one is gorgeous- i love the emotion it captured

    xo marlen
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  20. love the drama of every b&w photo :)

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  21. really gorgeous pictures !
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  22. These pictures so perfectly describe how I am feeling today! I am having a really bad day because I both physically and morally feel exhausted. I have been working for many days straight + going to university, I think my body is just wearing down & I can already feel that I am coming down with a virus or something. And I am also having some personal issues which just doesn't seem to go away!
    Thank you for the pictures, they came in such a perfect time for me!

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  23. Amazing and so artistic photos <3
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  24. This is such a captivating post. I can totally relate. To be honest I've had a few too many of those days in recent times. Hope all is well with you now my friend.

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  25. Those are such beautiful images, they really portray so much emotions in a very artistic way. I hope everything will be ok for you.

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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  26. Nice photos and poetry!

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  27. Cool photos!

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  28. What beautiful images!!!
    ... And words :)

    xo,
    miranda

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  29. Yeap, i know how these days can make u feel....The fotos are amazing.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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  30. Amazing post! So frank and soulful!
    Love it!
    xx
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  31. amazing work!post!ideas! your blog is unique..:-) do you want to follow me;;
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