Friday, 1 January 2010

The knights are getting shorter

As the year turns over, here's a seasonal snippet from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:
Now nears the New Year and the night passes,
The day fighting the dark as God wills it.
But wild weather awakes in the world without;
Clouds cast keenly their cold upon the earth
With sharp north wind to nip exposed flesh.
Every animal seeks shelter from the sheeting snow;
The wailing wind whistles from the heights
And drives each dale full of deep drifts.
The man listens as he lies abed,
And though he closes his eyes, he gets little sleep.
Each hour's tolling sounds like the tread of time.
The illustration is another of the character designs Leo did for our New Knights of Camelot project. That's another one that we really must get back to one of these days.

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