‘Los pinceles, – dijo Cecilia, – que usó
siempre Rossetti estuvieron hechos
con pelo de mujer’. It was written
in Ramon Gomez de la Serna’s book
“El Alba y otras cosas”.
The brushes that Rossetti always used
were made of woman’s hair.
Rossetti was Dante Gabriel,
and the hair, was it red or black?
If it was Lizzy Siddal’s, long dead,
there one day should be a lack...
or did he prepare a stock?..
or replenish his supply
with sister Christina’s greying lock?