“Descend to me, mild Evening-star
Thou canst glide on a beam,
Enter my dwelling and my mind
And over my life gleam!"
Poem by Mihai Eminescu
Translation by Petre Grimm
“Cobori în jos, luceafăr blând,
Alunecând pe-o rază,
Pătrunde-n casă şi în gând
Şi viaţa-mi luminează!”
Second illustration for the fairy tale “Petrosinella” (“Parsley”) - by Giambattista Basile – the Italian version of “Rapunzel”.
It’s the scene where the ogress once again tells Petrosinella to remind her mother of the promise she’d made a long time ago– which was to give her the child when it was born – and Petrosinella repeats her mother’s reply: “Take it!”
The story can be read here: www.surlalunefairytales.com/ra…