“The Rose Bower” by Edward Burne-Jones
June 19, 2012 | Miscellania
In the late 1800′s, Edward Burne-Jones created a series of paintings titled “The Legend of Briar Rose”, inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Sleeping Beauty”. Each painting has a short verse that coordinates with it, penned by Burne-Jones’ friend, fellow artist William Morris. I decided to pick out just one painting in the series, “The Rose Bower”, but check out this website, The Earthly Paradise, if you want to see the rest. Enjoy.
The Rose Bower
Here lies the hoarded love the key
To all the treasure that shall be.
Come, fated hand, the gift to take
And smite the sleeping world awake.