Unrequited Love

In this time of chubby cherubs brandishing quivers of arrows,
Hallmark stores overflowing with all things red and pink,
and Chocolatiers and Florists feverishly working overtime,
let us not forget those poor, unfortunate souls suffering from
unrequited love. For centuries it has been the fodder
for Poets, Writers and Musicians. Unrequited love was the
Achilleas heel of Cyrano, Phantom, and Hunchback.
The portrayal of the stoic willingness to accept suffering of
such pitiful characters keeps the art industry alive.

"A mighty pain to love it is,
And 'tis a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain."
ANACREON

19 comments:

The Whimsical Goblin said...

This piece is awesome :)

Sarah said...

Just stunning!! Heart wrenching!

Designs By CK said...

LOVE the poem & been there done THAT! ((Many times!!!)) '-)

Have a great rest of the week!

Chris :-)

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Yes, Melissa, this Piece is AWESOME!
Cheers!

Sonia said...

OMG I am so excited I just ordered your Raven cards off of Etsy...Your my first artist buy...

Love the Poem..

Smiles,

Sonia ;)

Kim Mailliard of Prim's by Kim said...

What a wonderful piece =D

~dani~ said...

The face says it all!

We have all experienced that depth of pain and you captured it perfectly!!

hugs~
Dani~

Lisa said...

Unrequited Love says it all! Lisa

Rosie said...

Melissa - have you entered this piece in the Anti-Valentine contest? Because you really should - it's a-maz-ing!! I love it - probably because I'm in the middle of creating a "My Bloody Valentine" mini-quilt for it!!!!
Just google Anti-Valentine...

Marie Patterson Studio said...

This piece is awesome!

sandee said...

I didn't want to leave a second message on OWOH, but I love your site so much that I linked you on my blog! Many of my friends would love your work...

jenzai said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today!

Your work is stunning as well! I absolutely love this piece. Take care! Jenny

3rdEyeMuse said...

I am soooooo in love with this piece - it is flippin INCREDIBLE - every single bit & detail of it.

Renee said...

Love it. xoxoxo

Renee

Felina said...

I gasped when i saw this... it looks Tim Burton after he's had a couple shots. :) I adore you.

faerie enchantment said...

This piece is amazing! Love it!
Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

Looks like he is singing loud and proud!

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

He looks like he is singing loud and proud!

The Frog Queen said...

That is absolutely amazing. So glad I found this site!