Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dante's Inferno, part one

Midway on our life's journey, I found myself in dark woods, right road lost. To tell about those woods is hard; so tangled and rough and savage that thinking of it now, I feel the old fear stirring. Death is hardly more bitter. And yet to treat the good I found there as well, I'll tell what I saw though how I came to enter I cannot well say being so full of sleep whatever moment it was I began to blunder off the true path. But when I came to stop below a hill that marked one end of the valley that had pierced my heart with terror, I looked up toward the crest and saw it's shoulders already mantled in rays of that bright planet that shows the road to everyone, whatever our journey. ~Dante's Inferno~ Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Trée said...

This image fits Dante's Inferno very well. So much detail I just want to stare and stare and stare into it.

TotalChaos said...

Powerful image and words, stirs my soul with deep aversion.

Evydense said...

Intriguing that you and the others associate this image with the inferno. It looks soft and comforting to me. Maybe I'm destined for eternal damnation! If that's the way it'll look, I'll be okay with it I think!

Autumn Storm said...

This image is stunning, truly - its wonderful!

stargazer said...

Add this one to my list of favorites !! I too can stare and stare and stare...

Fantastic image !!!