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The witch was as old as the mulberry tree

She lived in the house of a hundred clocks

She sold storms and sorrows and calmed the sea

And she kept her life in a box

 

The tree was the oldest that I’d ever seen

Its trunk flowed like liquid

It dripped with age

But every September his fruit stained the green

As scarlet as harlots, as red as my rage

 

The clocks whispered time they caught in their gears

They crept and they chattered, they chimed and they chewed

She fed them on minutes, the old ones ate years

She feared and she loved them, her wild clocky brood

 

She sold me a storm when my anger was strong

And my hate filled the world with volcanoes and laughter

I watched as the lightings and wind sang their song

And my madness was swallowed by what happened after

 

She sold me three sorrows all wrapped in a cloth

The first one I gave to my enemy’s child

The second my woman made into a broth

The third waits unused, for we reconciled

 

She sold calm seas to the mariners’ wives

Bound the winds with silk cords so the storms could be tied there

The women at home lived much happier lives

Till their husbands returned and their patience be tried there

 

The witch hid her life in a box made of dirt

As big as a fist and as dark as a heart

There was nothing but time there and silence and hurt

While the witch watched the waves with her pain and her art

 

But he never came back

He never came back

 

The witch was as old as the mulberry tree

She lived in the house of a hundred clocks

She sold storms and sorrows and calmed the sea

And she kept her life in a box

Neil Gaiman



So my humble tribute to Master Neil is done, only two days of work :la: it got so intense that I twisted my shoulder an hour back, and now I can barely move, still I had to finish it, even if I have to correct mistakes later :)

I first read this masterpiece by seeing Chris Riddell's illustration series here  (also I might have been influenced by his imagery on the "three sorrows", but in all honesty, I can't imagine a better symbol for them)

Resources used:

Lady by faestock
Field by DemonsChain-Stock
Tree by CantiaStock
Bag by Hjoranna
Skull by TheManface
Box by Inadesign-Stock
Pocket watch 1 by E-DinaPhotoArt
Pocket watch 2 by HelenaRothStock (inactive account :( )
Steampunk clock by MariaRaute2
Clock face 1 by tia-stock
Clock face 2 by FantasyStock
Ornate clock by Lyotta

Everything else from my own resources and painted :3


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A really beautiful art Denny, most amazingly done.:aww:
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You are always welcome Denny.❤️❤️  Happy New Year 2017 by Lacerem
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such a fabulous work and scene :heart:
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so very welcome :heart:

Jenn by KatZaphire
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:la: I love it  .
 Eine fantastische und sehr wunderschöne Arbeit, Denny :) :heart:  Sehr super gemacht  !!:clap:
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