castle romanticism

“hiraeth”

(hɨraɪ̯θ), noun | A Welsh, untranslatable feeling, hiraeth is loosely described as a homesickness for a home you cannot return to anymore or a place, which never even existed. Connotations of sadness, yearning, profound nostalgia, and wistfulness are imbued into the state of hiraeth. Overall this beautiful, but painful longing is a an expression of an empty desire and grief over a past life or place. It is the ultimate signifier of a bond, which has ceased to exist.

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Planche hors texte des ” idylles du roi.” ( Idylls of the King ), d’après l’œuvre d’Alfred Lord Tennyson.(1809-1893)
- The Story of Enid and Geraint.”
Estampe.
Tirage à part.
John Saddler. (1813-1892). Graveur.

Art by Gustave Doré.(1832-1883).