In Stanza I, the speaker describes the damozel's body position, as she leans out over the edge of Heaven. She is very beautiful, her eyes are as deep as still waters, she holds three lilies in her hands, and she has seven stars in her hair. In Stanza II, the speaker describes how the damozel is dressed: her robe is unclasped and loose around her body, and it is unadorned with anything other than a single white flower which was a gift from the Virgin Mary. The speaker also describes the damozel's hair, which is "yellow like ripe corn. However, to her loved ones on Earth, it feels like she has been gone for ten years. In Stanza IV, the damozel's lover yearns for her and imagines her leaning over him so that he can feel her hair on her face.

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The Blessed Damozel

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The Blessed Damozel Poem Text

The Blessed Damozel is probably Rossetti's most famous painting. It is certainly his most elaborate presentation of the subject that interested him beyond all others: the relation of an emparadised woman to her earthly lover. The pictorial version of the subject comprises a later commentary or visual interpretation of the poem by the same title that Rossetti had written much earlier, in The subject is also at the heart of his great translation project that culminated in his collection of stil novisti verse, The Early Italian Poets.

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