The Blue Flower of Romantic

Last year in November I presented Empyreal Dreams. I am still fascinated by the installations inspired by Poems and Novels.

So of course I was curious what Remington Aries would build on the LEA sim. We land in an area of early industrialism. We see how the beauty of the landscape is hurt and polluted by the builds. It is about a sonnet: "The World Is Too Much With Us" by William Wordsworth (1770–1850). Here is the poem:
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;

It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.

The sonnet has been written 1802. In the romantic era the world changed massively by industrialisation and growing towns. The artistic era was an answer on the mind orientated classicism and enlighentment. Besides discovering emotions and passion, admiring the beauty of the untouched nature was a central theme in arts at that time. The romanticism led to many important developments in the 20. century, for example the esoteric or the birth of psychology. The most important result to me is the discovering of the individual needs and developments, which until today to my opinion is the most significant difference between the Western and the Eastern world.

But back to this build. It really covers well the atmosphere of the poem and is worth a visit.

The photos are taken by FirleFanz Roxley.

Taxi:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA12/153/95/23

An here the TP to the other 5 builds:
'The Raven' by E.A. Poe
'Les Miserables' by V. Hugo
'The Owl and the Pussycat' by E. Lear
'The Bluebell' by E. Bronte
'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by S.T. Coleridge

Taxi: http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA12/131/130/161

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