Spotlight Poetry – Lycidas (Flowers for a Funeral – Excerpt) – Poem of the day by John Milton

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The image depicts a painting titled A Disaster at Sea by the artist Joseph Mallord William Turner. The work is a haunting seascape painting. The works shows the sinking of a sailing ship caught in the embrace of a swirling storm.The image supports the poem Lycidas (excerpt) written by the poet John Milton.
© Joseph Mallord William Turner, A Disaster at Sea, c.1835

Lycidas – (Flowers for a Funeral – Excerpt) – by John Milton


On whose fresh lap the swart star sparely looks,
Throw hither all your quaint enamel’d eyes,

Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies,
The tufted crow-toe, and pale jessamine,

The musk-rose, and the well attir’d woodbine,
With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head,

And daffadillies fill their cups with tears,
To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.

Poem Attribution © John Milton,Lycidas (Flowers for a Funeral-Excerpt)

Source Attributionhttps://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44733/lycidas

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Painting Attribution © Joseph Mallord William Turner, A Disaster at Sea, c.1835

Source Attributionhttps://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/turner-a-disaster-at-sea-n00558

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