literature meme | poems 1/9
La Belle Dame sans Merci (“The Beautiful Lady Without Mercy” ) is a ballad written by the English poet John Keats. It exists in two versions, with minor differences between them. The original was written by Keats in 1819. He used the title of a 15th century poem by Alain Chartier, though the plots of the two poems are different. The poem is considered an English classic, stereotypical to other of Keats’ works. It avoids simplicity of interpretation despite simplicity of structure. At only a short twelve stanzas, of only four lines each, with a simple ABCB rhyme scheme, the poem is nonetheless full of enigmas, and has been the subject of numerous interpretations. (x)
Game of Thrones posters (2012) by ratscape
Eva Green in 300: Rise of An Empire
Robb Stark in 3.05
Daenerys’ dragons → Viserion
Viserion is named after Daenerys Targaryen’s brother, Viserys. He is distinguishable by his cream and gold colored scales, and red-orange wings.
Madness and greatness are two sides of the same coin. Every time a Targaryen is born, the gods toss the coin in the air, and the world holds its breath to see how it will land.
“Cesare Borgia was considered cruel; nonetheless, that cruelty of his had fixed up Romagna, united it, reduced it to peace and reliability. Which, if were to be well considered, would be seen to have been much more merciful than the Florentine people, which, in order to escape the name of cruel, let Pistoia be destroyed.” - The prince. ( Machiavelli )
Sword, James Morisset, English (1781).
Daenerys’ Dragons → RhaegalRhaegal was named for Daenerys’ brother, Rhaegar Targaryen. He is distinguishable by his green and bronze colored scales, and his yellow-orange colored wings. His flame is orange and yellow fire shot through with veins of green.
you will be naked and clean…and bloodless again; and mine