And all who heard should see them there,
And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise. (lines 48–54)
from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Kubla Khan
Robert Chamberlin lives in Burlington, Vermont. By day he walks to his work as an engineer. By evenings, weekends, and travel, he enjoys art, particularly paintings of all types. These are observations on art and life.