Zuza Jevremovic

Green-Ey’d and Fell

This is a poem in iambic pentameter based upon Othello, written in an imitation of Shakespearean language. It explores the effects of jealousy upon the three principal characters in the play, and in Iago’s case, his manipulation of it. The first verse is from Iago’s point of view, the second from Desdemona’s, and the third from Othello’s.

Green-ey'd and fell, I know thee well, O beast.

Now let to cred'lous mind thy purpose bend.

'Twas he first set thy curse on me... anon

This em'rald bane his peace shall throughly rend.

 

Such gentle love did once we share, ere broke

'Twixt us this breach I must assay to mend.

Where lay my fault, I would I could divine…

But pray that heaven may ill fate forfend.

 

Is't madness, that thus haunts mine ev'ry hour?

That maketh mind to profane pictures tend?

Oh, fancy's fulsome, sweetness seels men's eyes

To veilèd vice! Beshrew this wife and friend,

Who slew my peace… but haply honor may

Return, an love, her life, these hands do end…

Iago from Othello (with Desdemona’s handkerchief), based on 19th-century actor Edwin Booth’s portrayal.

Sir Andrew and Sir Toby from Twelfth Night (represented as a cowardly hare and an offensive but rather clever pig) discuss Andrew’s terrible hair. Andrew is the frequent brunt of jokes.

The recently-described Stellasaurus, named for its star-like skull and for David Bowie’s “Starman.” This was drawn using the symmetry feature on Procreate.

Emilia and Iago from Othello (represented as a ferret and a weasel respectively— sneaky animals and similar to each other) discuss Othello’s recent odd behavior. Emilia thinks she knows the cause, but what she doesn’t realize is that the “eternal villain” she is describing is in fact her husband, Iago.

The recently-described ceratopsian genus Stellasaurus.