Pyramus and Thisbē are two characters of Roman mythology, whose love story of ill-fated lovers is also a sentimental romance. The tale is told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses.

Pyramus and Thisbē are two characters of Roman mythology, whose love story of ill-fated lovers is also a sentimental romance. The tale is told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses.

A Light So Dark by Isabelle  Artwork by John William Waterhouse  “Thisbe,” a muffled voice called from the other side of the cracked wall.    Her breath hitched. “Yes,” was her strangled cry, as her eyes slipped closed and her head fell back against the wall. “Every night I fear it will be someone else’s voice I hear.”    “Never. So long as I live I will take my place beside you.”

A Light So Dark by Isabelle Artwork by John William Waterhouse “Thisbe,” a muffled voice called from the other side of the cracked wall. Her breath hitched. “Yes,” was her strangled cry, as her eyes slipped closed and her head fell back against the wall. “Every night I fear it will be someone else’s voice I hear.” “Never. So long as I live I will take my place beside you.”

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Nicolas Poussin; Landscape during a Thunderstorm with Pyramus and Thisbe; 1651, Oil on canvas.  Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Nicolas Poussin; Landscape during a Thunderstorm with Pyramus and Thisbe; 1651, Oil on canvas. Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

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Gebhard Boos (German, 1730/31–1814). Pyramus and Thisbe, ca. 1775-80. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, H. Rodes and Patricia Hart Gift, and Bequest of Irwin Untermyer, by exchange, 2001 (2001.639).

Gebhard Boos (German, 1730/31–1814). Pyramus and Thisbe, ca. 1775-80. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, H. Rodes and Patricia Hart Gift, and Bequest of Irwin Untermyer, by exchange, 2001 (2001.639).

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Pyramus and Thisbe from Metamorphoses, second anonymous French translation (Ovide moralisé). Made in Netherlands, last quarter of 15th Century.Royal 17 E IV   f. 55

Pyramus and Thisbe from Metamorphoses, second anonymous French translation (Ovide moralisé). Made in Netherlands, last quarter of 15th Century.Royal 17 E IV f. 55

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Read "The Tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe--Modern - The Tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe--Modern" #wattpad #historical-fiction

Read "The Tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe--Modern - The Tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe--Modern" #wattpad #historical-fiction

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Paisaje tempestuoso con Píramo y Tisbe, 1651 - Nicolas Poussin. Titulo Original: Paysage avec orageux Pyrame et Thisbé

Paisaje tempestuoso con Píramo y Tisbe, 1651 - Nicolas Poussin. Titulo Original: Paysage avec orageux Pyrame et Thisbé

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