Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ‘Buy from us with a golden curl’ (detail), from the first edition of Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market, c. 1862. Laura, unable to pay for the goblin fruit with money, is tempted into cutting off one of her own golden locks as payment.
Photo 4 of the “Goblin Market” kitchen in Weaver’s Cottage.
My painting of Animal Goblins beneath trees arching over the door into the livingroom. The little Flower Fairy on the right side of the wall is by the American children’s book illustrator Lauren Mills. The Rude Goblin lurking in the corner (lifting his middle finger behind the blue glass candlesticks) is by Toby Froud, who was seven years old when he painted it.
literature meme // nine poems (1/9): “goblin market" by christina rosetti
White and golden Lizzie stood, Like a lily in a flood,— Like a rock of blue-vein’d stone Lash’d by tides obstreperously,— Like a beacon left alone In a hoary roaring sea, Sending up a golden fire,— Like a fruit-crown’d orange-tree White with blossoms honey-sweet Sore beset by wasp and bee,— Like a royal virgin town Topp’d with gilded dome and spire Close beleaguer’d by a fleet Mad to tug her standard down.