Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Here you will find the Poem Aspecta Medusa ( For A Drawing) of poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Aspecta Medusa ( For A Drawing)

Andromeda, by Perseus sav'd and wed,
 Hanker'd each day to see the Gorgon's head:
 Till o'er a fount he held it, bade her lean,
 And mirror'd in the wave was safely seen
 That death she liv'd by.

 Let not thine eyes know
 Any forbidden thing itself, although
 It once should save as well as kill: but be
 Its shadow upon life enough for thee.