Ye Olde English Poetry

I’m considering to use Jack and Jill for my poem,

Jack and Jill went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down,
And broke his crown;
And Jill came tumbling after.

The poem apparently refers to King Louis XVI, and his Queen, Marie Antoinette.

He, “Jack” was beheaded (broke his crown) first, then she, “Jill”  came tumbling after.

I’m sorta still trying to go for the sinister undertones vibe, but in looking for an olde english poem, I’ve found that a lot of them do have this element.


It’s raining, it’s pouring
The old man is snoring
He went to bed and he bumped his head
And couldn’t get up in the morning

(Contemplating using this one too)

Trials/Testing for the squares.

The first one is a more literal attempt at visually representing the poem whereas the second one is aiming to be more abstract.

Trial 1Trial 2 - Abstract

I’m not a fan of the white background. So in the second one, i tried using one of the wingdings with 6% opacity to add some texture to the background.

I think it helps quite a bit.

The “literal” representation has some bits here and there to signify some real-life aspects of the poem. eg. the king, the eyes on the hill

I’m trying to mash the parts I like about both together at the moment.


Tried something new, with a black background. I seem to end up leaning towards symmetrical designs, it makes me I feel like I should try more asymmetrical layouts subsequently.

Black background brings something interesting, but a much gloomier vibe. I quite like the look though. Also tried playing with negative space to create some forms.

Perhaps for a resonant point, I’d switch to a different background to make a stark contrast to the other lines?

Trial 3 - Abstract BLACK

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