Thisbe by John William Waterhouse (1909) ~ Thisbe, a maiden of Babylon, was forbidden by her parents to marry her beloved Pyramus. The two lovers defied their families by exchanging vows through a chink in the wall which divided their houses.
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.”