Tag Archives: Lullaby

“Like vibrations of a bell …”

Certainty, fidelity
On the stroke of midnight pass
Like vibrations of a bell,
And fashionable madmen raise
Their pedantic boring cry:
Every farthing of the cost,
All the dreaded cards foretell,
Shall be paid …

— from W. H. Auden’s “Lullaby”

deeath and the maiden

Death and the Maiden, George Clark Stanton, 19th Century.